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Guidelines to Change the Cultural Paradigms of Designers Toward Third World People Groups through Missiology to Influence Furniture Design




Moreman, Jacob

Type of Degree



Industrial Design


Third world culture has been invaded by the western world. It is an issue that grows everyday with the media influences of western culture. Industrial designers have developed many of the products and systems which act as such a strong influence. It is now time for the Industrial Design community to change its mentality to a role of support in making the world a better place to live. The design community can use the help of the Christian mission agencies to aide in meeting the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of third world people groups; some whose cultures are now in jeopardy because of the influence of the West. This thesis addresses the problem of cultural security through the use of furniture design.