Design for Good webcast series

Join us for a limited, six-part Design for Good webcast series.

Registration for the fifth episode of this series will open soon.

During this episode, taking place on April 14, we’ll talk diversity & inclusion in the design field racial justice by design. Keep an eye on this page for more details as they become available.

Couldn’t make the fourth episode, “The Constitutionary,” which aired on March 17?

We answered questions like:

  • How can data visualization and design thinking engage underserved communities, including the most remote rural populations of Patagonia, to participate in a true democratic process?
  • What role can illustrators, communicators, and service designers play in convening disparate populations around a common national project while emulating values of transparency, participation, and innovation?
  • How can research and design become essential tools to evolve and improve traditional political processes?

Want to learn more? The video of this episode will be available soon.

About the series

With this webcast series AIGA is relaunching Design for Good, a cause that has been at the core of AIGA since 2011. Design for Good will now house the strategic initiatives, composed of Design for Democracy, Diversity & Inclusion, and Women Lead.

The Design for Good webcast series is a resource of practical information and instruction through inspirational stories, offering opportunities for engaging dialogue, leadership development, and professional training. The guest speakers—AIGA members and beyond—are all active practitioners in social impact design, gender equity, creative placemaking, government innovation, racial justice, healthcare access, and more. While sharing their approaches to design practice, they will demonstrate how designers can develop solutions for complex societal issues.

Upcoming webcasts

Webcast 5
Friday April 14 at 12:00 p.m. EST
Racial justice by design and Diversity & Inclusion

Webcast 6
Friday May 26 at 12:00 p.m. EST
Impact measurement and public health access

Stay tuned for more details on these upcoming webcasts as they become available.

Previous webcasts

Webcast 1: Design for social impact 101
Friday, December 2, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. EST
Mark Randall, principal, Worldstudio; co-founder and chair, Impact! Design for Social Change
Watch the video here.

Webcast 2: Face your gender bias
Thursday January 19, 2017, at 12:00 p.m. EST
Women Lead co-chairs Deborah Adler and Lynda Decker talk the newly-launched Gender Equity Toolkit and more
Watch the video here.

Webcast 3: Main street redux
Friday February 17 at 12:00 p.m. EST
Learn more about civic engagement in New York and Los Angeles and AIGA’s Design for Communities program.
Watch the video here.

Webcast 4
Friday March 17 at 12:00 p.m. EST
Government innovation and Design for Democracy
Video will be available soon.

Series format

All six webcasts, curated and moderated by AIGA strategic initiatives director Laetitia Wolff, begin with one or two pre-recorded, narrated slideshows (10–20 minutes), followed by a Q&A with the guest speaker and additional guests, including a representative from the task forces and committees of AIGA's strategic initiatives.

Later in the series, we will also provide more participatory models, aimed at increasing participants' facilitation skills, with one webcast incorporating a challenge-based charrette.

The Design for Good webcast series is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional funding provided by IBM.

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