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When we think of design, we often associate it with commercial endeavors: a company logo, a product, a website, or even a building’s layout, both inside and out. Design possesses a power beyond the commercial importance we’ve placed on it. As creatives, we’re taught (or learned along the way) to think of design as a way to solve problems and convey important, meaningful concepts to broad audiences. Design in its own right can solve problems and bring about forces of change, revolution, enlightenment and renaissance. As the practice and conscientious thinking of design progresses through history, this way of thinking…

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