Ignites Change, a strategic partner of AIGA, is an annual
program that encourages talented high school and college students
from across the country to use design thinking and innovation to
create messages for, and solutions to, complex social problems.
A major component of Design Ignites Change is a mentoring
program in which college students, educators and professionals will
work with underserved high school students to develop projects that
will benefit their own communities while giving them a voice on
important social issues.
Through this strategic partnership, AIGA will be able to
showcase finalist student projects from the Aspen Design Challenge on
the Design Ignites Change website. In addition, local AIGA chapters
that participate in this youth mentoring initiative will be
represented in the projects section of the Design Ignites Change
Find out more at www.designigniteschange.org.
The Aspen Design Summit, a partnership of AIGA and Winterhouse Institute, was held in November 2009 at Aspen Meadows with support from The Rockefeller Foundation.
Section: Why Design -
Event, social issues, social responsibility, design educators, students
Executive director Richard Grefé discusses design’s role in improving social conditions at home and abroad and how AIGA is involved.
Section: About AIGA -
advice, social responsibility, AIGA Insight
The first chapter-organized Design Summit took place May 17–19, 2012 in Phoenix, Arizona. Teams worked on developing long-term solutions for issues related to after-school health and arts programs.
As part of an ongoing fight against the obesity epidemic, a web and smartphone app is designed to help community members in Pinellas County, Florida find local activities that promote an active, healthy lifestyle. A media campaign helped spread the word.
Section: Why Design -
advertising, information design, experience design, graphic design, interaction design, print design, web design, health, digital media, Design for Good
AIGA invites all designers and creatives to participate in a virtual Town Hall to solve social issues in our communities by developing tangible engagement tools and generating new, productive conversations.
Section: Tools and Resources -
design thinking, advocacy, social responsibility, Diversity and Inclusion
Young & Smylie Licorice
Alt Group Limited