# of Designers... on the planet.

9 Aug 2005 - 4:20pm
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Juhan Sonin
2003

Where can I find statistics on the global and US population of
Designers.. from architects to product designers to interaction
designers, etc? An intelligent guess maybe the 'answer'. Can anyone
lead me in the right direction? How many people in the world are
involved in some aspect of Design (almost everyone by definition, but
I'm looking for active professionals)? Statistics about the global
population of engineering-centric folks would be equally useful.

Yours,
Juhan

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9 Aug 2005 - 4:26pm
livlab
2003

42.

Juhan Sonin wrote:
> [Please voluntarily trim replies to include only relevant quoted material.]
>
> Where can I find statistics on the global and US population of
> Designers.. from architects to product designers to interaction
> designers, etc? An intelligent guess maybe the 'answer'. Can anyone
> lead me in the right direction? How many people in the world are
> involved in some aspect of Design (almost everyone by definition, but
> I'm looking for active professionals)? Statistics about the global
> population of engineering-centric folks would be equally useful.
>
> Yours,
> Juhan
>
>
>
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9 Aug 2005 - 4:42pm
Vishal Subraman...
2005

Livia....Its actually

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#define SIX 1 + 5
#define NINE 8 + 1

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{
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NINE, SIX * NINE );
return 0;
}

Livia Labate wrote:
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>
> 42.
>
> Juhan Sonin wrote:
>
>> [Please voluntarily trim replies to include only relevant quoted
>> material.]
>>
>> Where can I find statistics on the global and US population of
>> Designers.. from architects to product designers to interaction
>> designers, etc? An intelligent guess maybe the 'answer'. Can anyone
>> lead me in the right direction? How many people in the world are
>> involved in some aspect of Design (almost everyone by definition, but
>> I'm looking for active professionals)? Statistics about the global
>> population of engineering-centric folks would be equally useful.
>>
>> Yours,
>> Juhan
>>
>>
>>
>> ____________________________________________________
>> Start your day with Yahoo! - make it your home page
>> http://www.yahoo.com/r/hs
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9 Aug 2005 - 5:35pm
Ben Hunt
2004

[quote]
"In the United States, the number of graphic designers has increased tenfold
in a decade; graphic designers outnumber chemical engineers by four to one.
Since 1970, the United States has 30% more people earning a living as
writers and 50% more earning a living by composing or performing music. Some
240 US universities have established creative writing MFA programs, up from
fewer than twenty two decades ago. More Americans today work in arts,
entertainment, and design than work as lawyers, accountants and auditiors.

"In 2002, Carnegie Mellon University urban planner Richard Florida
identified a group of 38 million Americans that he labeled the 'creative
class' - the growth of this class's ranks is hard to ignore. Its share of
the US workforce has doubled since 1980 and is ten times what it was a
century ago."
[/quote]

>From "A Whole New Mind" by Daniel H. Pink

(Recommended)

- Ben

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Where can I find statistics on the global and US population of Designers..
from architects to product designers to interaction designers, etc? An
intelligent guess maybe the 'answer'. Can anyone lead me in the right
direction? How many people in the world are involved in some aspect of
Design (almost everyone by definition, but I'm looking for active
professionals)? Statistics about the global population of
engineering-centric folks would be equally useful.

Yours,
Juhan

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9 Aug 2005 - 8:09pm
Pradyot Rai
2004

Juhan Sonin
> ...lead me in the right direction? How many people in the world are
> involved in some aspect of Design (almost everyone by definition, but
> I'm looking for active professionals)? Statistics about the global
> population of engineering-centric folks would be equally useful.

My estimate is "Billions" -- everyone is designer. Some are more
deprived than others

9 Aug 2005 - 8:24pm
PetraLynn
2005

That's not quite the definition that Florida uses in his books. His
creative class includes professionals who are college trained and
with advanced degrees. i.e. doctors, lawyers, accountants along with
those in typically artistically creative fields. i.e. Peter
Jackson in New Zealand attracting talent from all over the world.
Furthermore, there needs to be a distinction made between "trained
as" and "working as" there a many law school grads who are not
practicing law, yet would be considered part of the creative class.

Petra

On Aug 9, 2005, at 5:35 PM, Ben Hunt wrote:

> [Please voluntarily trim replies to include only relevant quoted
> material.]
>
>
> [quote]
> "In the United States, the number of graphic designers has
> increased tenfold
> in a decade; graphic designers outnumber chemical engineers by four
> to one.
> Since 1970, the United States has 30% more people earning a living as
> writers and 50% more earning a living by composing or performing
> music. Some
> 240 US universities have established creative writing MFA programs,
> up from
> fewer than twenty two decades ago. More Americans today work in arts,
> entertainment, and design than work as lawyers, accountants and
> auditiors.
>
> "In 2002, Carnegie Mellon University urban planner Richard Florida
> identified a group of 38 million Americans that he labeled the
> 'creative
> class' - the growth of this class's ranks is hard to ignore. Its
> share of
> the US workforce has doubled since 1980 and is ten times what it was a
> century ago."
> [/quote]
>
>
>> From "A Whole New Mind" by Daniel H. Pink
>>
>
> (Recommended)
>
> - Ben
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From:
> discuss-interactiondesigners.com-
> bounces at lists.interactiondesigners.com
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> bounces at lists.interactiondesigners.
> com] On Behalf Of Juhan Sonin
> Sent: 09 August 2005 22:21
> To: discuss-interactiondesigners.com at lists.interactiondesigners.com
> Subject: [ID Discuss] # of Designers... on the planet.
>
> [Please voluntarily trim replies to include only relevant quoted
> material.]
>
> Where can I find statistics on the global and US population of
> Designers..
> from architects to product designers to interaction designers, etc? An
> intelligent guess maybe the 'answer'. Can anyone lead me in the right
> direction? How many people in the world are involved in some aspect of
> Design (almost everyone by definition, but I'm looking for active
> professionals)? Statistics about the global population of
> engineering-centric folks would be equally useful.
>
> Yours,
> Juhan
>
>
>
> ____________________________________________________
> Start your day with Yahoo! - make it your home page
> http://www.yahoo.com/r/hs
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9 Aug 2005 - 10:31pm
Lilly Irani
2004

Florida defines architects, designers, and artists as the "super creative
core" who are lucky enough to have jobs that harness the creativity everyone
has. If you took out the estimate of artists, writers, and performers from
the super creative core count, you might have your number. I'm pretty sure
Florida has this in his book.

*
**May 16, 2005*
*TomPeters.com interviews
Richard Florida*

*So Richard, what is "the creative class"?*

*RF: *The creative class as I defined it in Rise of the Creative Class is
really the growth force in our economy, similar to the way the industrial
working class was the growth force a couple of hundred years ago. I define
the economy in terms of three major sectors—the manufacturing sector, the
service sector and the creative sector.

Those who work in the creative sector are scientists, engineers, technology
folks, innovators, those who work in research and development, and then
artists, writers, musicians. I call the designers, architects, and
culturally creative people the "super-creative core."

I also include what Peter Drucker and others have always called the
classical knowledge-based professionals—healthcare, finance, the legal field
and educators. All told, that rounds up to about 30 percent of the U.S. work
force, about 40 million workers. This group is responsible for about half
the work and, as reported in the new book, earns about half of all wages and
salaries paid in the United States." (
http://www.creativeclass.org/_flight_article_tompeters051605.shtml)

On 8/9/05, Petra Hofmann <petralyn at petrahofmann.com> wrote:
>
> [Please voluntarily trim replies to include only relevant quoted
> material.]
>
> That's not quite the definition that Florida uses in his books. His
> creative class includes professionals who are college trained and
> with advanced degrees. i.e. doctors, lawyers, accountants along with
> those in typically artistically creative fields. i.e. Peter
> Jackson in New Zealand attracting talent from all over the world.
> Furthermore, there needs to be a distinction made between "trained
> as" and "working as" there a many law school grads who are not
> practicing law, yet would be considered part of the creative class.
>
> Petra
>
>
> On Aug 9, 2005, at 5:35 PM, Ben Hunt wrote:
>
> > [Please voluntarily trim replies to include only relevant quoted
> > material.]
> >
> >
> > [quote]
> > "In the United States, the number of graphic designers has
> > increased tenfold
> > in a decade; graphic designers outnumber chemical engineers by four
> > to one.
> > Since 1970, the United States has 30% more people earning a living as
> > writers and 50% more earning a living by composing or performing
> > music. Some
> > 240 US universities have established creative writing MFA programs,
> > up from
> > fewer than twenty two decades ago. More Americans today work in arts,
> > entertainment, and design than work as lawyers, accountants and
> > auditiors.
> >
> > "In 2002, Carnegie Mellon University urban planner Richard Florida
> > identified a group of 38 million Americans that he labeled the
> > 'creative
> > class' - the growth of this class's ranks is hard to ignore. Its
> > share of
> > the US workforce has doubled since 1980 and is ten times what it was a
> > century ago."
> > [/quote]
> >
> >
> >> From "A Whole New Mind" by Daniel H. Pink
> >>
> >
> > (Recommended)
> >
> > - Ben
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From:
> > discuss-interactiondesigners.com-
> > bounces at lists.interactiondesigners.com
> > [mailto:discuss-interactiondesigners.com-
> > bounces at lists.interactiondesigners.
> > com] On Behalf Of Juhan Sonin
> > Sent: 09 August 2005 22:21
> > To: discuss-interactiondesigners.com at lists.interactiondesigners.com
> > Subject: [ID Discuss] # of Designers... on the planet.
> >
> > [Please voluntarily trim replies to include only relevant quoted
> > material.]
> >
> > Where can I find statistics on the global and US population of
> > Designers..
> > from architects to product designers to interaction designers, etc? An
> > intelligent guess maybe the 'answer'. Can anyone lead me in the right
> > direction? How many people in the world are involved in some aspect of
> > Design (almost everyone by definition, but I'm looking for active
> > professionals)? Statistics about the global population of
> > engineering-centric folks would be equally useful.
> >
> > Yours,
> > Juhan
> >
> >
> >
> > ____________________________________________________
> > Start your day with Yahoo! - make it your home page
> > http://www.yahoo.com/r/hs
> >
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10 Aug 2005 - 3:30pm
Stacy Surla
2003

Try the Department of Labor occupational outlook handbook.

Designers: http://bls.gov/oco/ocos090.htm

~Stacy

Stacy Surla

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Where can I find statistics on the global and US population of
Designers.. from architects to product designers to interaction
designers, etc? An intelligent guess maybe the 'answer'. Can anyone
lead me in the right direction? How many people in the world are
involved in some aspect of Design (almost everyone by definition, but
I'm looking for active professionals)? Statistics about the global
population of engineering-centric folks would be equally useful.

Yours,
Juhan

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