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Creative professionals with ideas that have the potential to ignite positive change were invited to apply for the 2013 “Design Ignites Change | AIGA Professional Fellowship.” The jury faced a difficult task in selecting just a single project from among more than 50 outstanding applications. After two rounds of deliberations, 12 finalists were selected in architecture, graphic design, information design, environmental design and product design.
Stephen Kennedy of Urban Launchpad was selected as the 2013 Fellow for the project “Designing Dhaka‘s Bus Infostructure,” an ambitious information- and service-design initiative to help citizens receive and interpret real-time bus information in the midst of Dhaka’s chaotic street scene. Kennedy will receive seed funding as well as professional guidance and mentoring, valued at a combined amount of $10,000.
your support to the projects that made it to the final round by learning
more about each initiative, spreading the word and donating your time and energy where you can!
Learn more about this Fellowship project.
The Design Ignites Change | AIGA Professional Fellowship awards Fellows the funding to get their project started. More importantly, Fellows receive mentoring that helps them turn their concept into a reality. The fellowship program aims to:
Applicants must be creative professionals working in the fields of art, architecture or design, and must have a minimum one year of work experience. For more information, visit Design Ignites Change.
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Section: Tools and Resources -
pro bono, social issues
In this final installment of a three-part conversation, Bob Calvano, director of Merck’s Global Creative Studios, offers practical advice for the in-house team faced with an all-too-common issue—being perceived as a service provider rather than a strategic partner. Breaking down the assignment, enhancing team communication and establishing accountability are just a few of the solutions he proposes.
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interview, INitiative, in-house design, advice, collaboration, studio management, business
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