My name is David and currently I am a full time graphic design instructor and full time masters student (yikes!). Previously I worked in the field for over 15 years, most recently as a creative director for 9.
As a previous professional I ran across a lot of issues that could be deemed "unethical". As a masters candidate I am exploring this topic as part of a possible thesis. For me to do this, I need to look past my own experiences and have other designer's input. The design profession is about community (hence this blog) and to make any assumptions without calling on my comrades in arms it would be irrelevant. Initially I am looking into how designers make decisions and what internal and external issues may effect their decision.
I have created a survey (only takes 5 minutes) to get an idea of the issues effecting our decisions. I need about 100 designers to make this a complete and valid survey. I currently have about 55 designers that have completed the survey. Can you please take 5 minutes to complete this survey. At the end of the survey I will post the results on this blog/thread for your review.
Here is the survey link
Feel free to pass this on to others designers you know. Thanks for your help!