Google & AIGA are pleased to announce the first annual Design Census — an open and collaborative resource for understanding the complex economic, social, and cultural factors shaping the design practice today. It is free and open to everyone, and its goal is to empower the design community to take charge of its professional development and happiness.
The 50-question poll is free and open to anyone working within the broad field of design till the 16th of December at 11:59 PM. Covering a range of topics, from salary through lifestyle, education and work habits the data gathered from the survey will be published next year when designers will be invited to interpret and visualise the results. Their works will be exhibited in an online gallery.
“We are delighted to partner with Google to make data about designers open to everyone. Our hope is to provide information that the global design community will use to illuminate their options and advance the value of design and designers in government, business, media, education, and across sectors,” says Julie Anixter, executive director of AIGA.
“Google Design is a proud partner in the creation of the Design Census, an open effort to better understand our industry, practices, and community. By making today’s design information accessible to all, we hope that we can make more informed decisions about design tomorrow,” says Jonathan Lee, creative director of Google.
The survey’s preliminary results will be available in January. Click here for more information and DO get involved.