AIGA is engaged in an extended campaign to raise awareness of
the value of effective information design in the public sector. The
purpose of the campaign is to make information design an integral
part of national legislative reform initiatives, including election
reform, Social Security reform, Medicare reform, immigration
reform, tax reform, the census and e-government.
The goal is not only to raise awareness but to see that
designers become part of policy discussions, by demonstrating that
designers can make a meaningful contribution through their mastery
of integrative design thinking. By improving the quality of
federal, state and local governmental design as a means to improve
democracy, AIGA's efforts will set an example for both the public
and private sectors.
Building on the success of AIGA Design for Democracy's work with
ballot and election design reform, AIGA continues to support the Election Design Fellows program
and advocate for the designer's role in society through the
Dr. Naif Al-Mutawa, creator of The 99, the first
comic series based on Islamic culture and history, will share his
entrepreneurial journey-from an idea born out of years as a
clinical psychologist to Kuwaiti prisoners of war, to a comic book
series published in eight languages and counting, to a theme park
in Kuwait, to a global animation series produced by Endemol and
written by some of Hollywood's top writers.
Section: Why Design -
Conference , culture, business, Gain conference
This is your wake up call. We’re asking you to stop. Take notice. Be present. Unplug from your digital device long enough to engage with your surroundings. In a world that is so connected, we’ve become isolated. Everything is more important then the who/what/where
right in front of you.
Section: Why Design -
graphic design, print design, social issues, students
A panel of design leaders discuss diversity challenges, insights for influencing corporate programs, and solutions for a more inclusive design profession.
Section: Inspiration -
culture, diversity, Diversity and Inclusion
Second Story Interactive Studios
Measure Me Stick
Studio 1 a.m.