Deakin University
Browse

File(s) under permanent embargo

The Australian indigenous design charter: communication design. The development of a guide for respectful professional practice

journal contribution
posted on 2017-01-01, 00:00 authored by Russell KennedyRussell Kennedy, Meghan KellyMeghan Kelly
This article reports on the Australian Indigenous Design Charter: Communication Design (the Charter), exploring the needs and motivations behind the development of this document and the growing demand for designers to understand and apply ethical practices when working on projects involving the representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island culture. This best practice guide presents a concise, workable set of protocols for communication designers to follow. In this instance, the focus sits squarely on design practitioners to develop respectful processes of communication, consultation and collaboration whenever Australian indigenous culture is referenced in commercial applications. This article reflects on the impetus and objectives of a practice document, framed to accommodate past and present ontologies that speak to all stakeholders. The concept of an open document is espoused as a key feature of the Charter, whereby opinions and comments will be gathered, analysed and used to inform future, periodical iterations of the Charter.

History

Journal

Communication design: interdisciplinary and graphic design research

Volume

5

Pagination

224-239

Location

Abingdon, Eng.

ISSN

2055-7132

Indigenous content

This research output may contain the names and images of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people now deceased. We apologise for any distress that may occur.

Language

eng

Publication classification

CN Other journal article

Copyright notice

2017, Taylor & Francis

Issue

1-2

Publisher

Taylor and Francis