What is it about?
This case study outlines the development of a best practice guide for communication designers working with Australian Indigenous culture (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander). The motivations and process behind creating such a protocols document for Indigenous knowledge sharing is explored within the context of professional design practice.
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Why is it important?
As Australia starts to acknowledge and celebrate its whole human history it will find a need re-think its identity. Australia is now recognising its indigeneity as it celebrates its claim to be ‘the home of the world's oldest continuous living cultures’. This a good thing however reflecting that claim within the broader Australian identity will require Indigenous led, cultural guidance for design practitioners and their clients. The Australian Indigenous Design Charter has been created to encourage and promote respectful knowledge sharing practice.
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This page is a summary of: The Australian indigenous design charter: communication design. The development of a guide for respectful professional practice, Communication Design, July 2017, Taylor & Francis,
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