14 June 2007

Index and AIGA team up on ‘social design’

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Danish design foundation Index is teaming up with the US professional association for design, the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA), to raise the profile of ‘social design’, writes Gina Lovett in Design Week.

The not-for-profit design organisations have committed to running a series of events, scheduled to take place until 2015, with the aim of creating a universal multidisciplinary design process that incorporates social, inclusive, service and user-centred design.

The organisations hope that by ‘engaging decision-makers in design, business, non-governmental organisations and government’ it will bring about improvements in society at all levels through its proposed design process.”

The groups also plan to make recommendations to influential design schools across Europe and the US for possible inclusion in their curriculum.

The programme will kick off in Copenhagen from 23-25 August, as a prelude to the Index/Aspen Summit 2008, which will take place in January next year.

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