IxDA & the 2009 U.S. Design Policy Summit

10 Nov 2009 - 12:43am
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Hello out there,

On Tuesday, December 1st, in Washington DC, I will be representing IxDA at
the US. Design Policy Summit, the annual Summit of the U.S. National Design
Policy Initiative (NDPI). There will be around 30 people attending,
representing professional design organizations, design education and
government, including:

AIGA, the professional association for design
American Architectural Foundation (aaf )
American Institute of Architects (aia)
American Society of Interior Designers (asid)
Design Management Institute (dmi)
Industrial Designers Society of America (idsa)
International Interior Design Association (iida)
Society for Environmental Graphic Design (segd)
Association for Collegiate Schools of Architecture (acsa)
Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design (aicad)
Interior Design Educators Council (idec)
National Association for Schools of Art and Design (nasad)
Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum
National Park Service (nps)
U.S. General Services Administration (gsa)
U.S. Government Printing Office

The objectives for the summit are:

- Develop the 2010 strategic priorities for the U.S. National Design Policy
- Finalize membership of an “American Design Council”
- Gain a sense of the priorities for design from the Department of Commerce
- Engage the wider design community in national design policy decision
- Develop a set of case studies that demonstrate the value of design for

There are ways for you to participate as well:

1. Vote for the top policy proposal: http://bit.ly/39NazT
You have an opportunity to influence which of the existing design policy
proposals should be NDPI's priority for 2010.

2. Participate in the Summit virtually:
Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/group.php?gid=50332103806
Twitter: @usdesignpolicy
Youtube page: http://www.youtube.com/user/USDesignPolicy

We will be streaming almost the entirety of the Summit via UStream.tv. More
details will be shared.
I'll also be documenting my experiences and sharing back with you after the

3. Provide a case study
We've each been asked to bring a case study brief of a project from the past
3 years that demonstrates design's positive social, economic, and
environmental impact (i.e one-page description of the project goal, client,
design team, time frame, and its social, economic, and environmental
impact). Do you have a project that you'd like to seen held up as such an
example? Please contact me directly at janna.devylder (at) ixda.org by
November 25th.


This is one opportunity for us within the U.S., but we know that in order to
truly keep our reach global we need to find opportunities such as these in
other countries as well. Please, as you come across them, share back with
the community.


Janna DeVylder
President, IxDA

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