The annual Design Census, a free and open-source platform for understanding the complex economic, social, and cultural factors shaping today's design practice, is back. For the month of April, all U.S. designers are invited to take the survey, which will gather data with the aim of creating deeper and more informed conversations about where the design industry is now and where it's headed.
The 2019 Design Census has been updated to reflect the changing landscape of working design practitioners. The Census will build on findings from previous years, crafting a holistic picture of the design industry's current state aimed at charting its constant evolution. This year, an added focus on design educators, agency designers, in-house designers, small business owners, and freelance designers will provide even deeper insight into how designers of different disciplines live and work.
Participants can expect to spend 15 minutes answering 38 questions. The survey closes May 1, 2019, and the findings will be published later this year. All data will be free to download and use, providing unique opportunities for co-creation and data visualization.
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