The professional association for design. Cumulus, International Association of Universities and Colleges of Art, Design and Media - Cumulus, International Association of Universities and Colleges of Art, Design and Media. Design Ignites Change. Industrial Designers Society of America - IDSA. Leading Creatively. Society of Graphic Designers of Canada.
o2 Global. SEGD. Winterhouse. In January 2009, Winterhouse Institute began a two-year project, funded by the Rockefeller Foundation with a $1.5 million grant, to develop collective action and collaboration for social impact across the design industry - and encompassing a range of other institutions that work on the needs of poor or vulnerable people.
The funding will be used to develop specific programs for social impact by the design community, to host a major conference at Aspen in 2009, to develop case studies with the Yale School of Management, and to create an editorial website to monitor progress in the zone of design and innovation around social issues. The Rockefeller Foundation has taken the lead in galvanizing an important and constructive, but uncoordinated, phenomenon: design as mode of innovation leading to social change. Effectively, the challenge becomes how to we get the best designers working with the right NGOs towards solutions against large and critical problems?
GreenBlue. Society of Graphic Designers of Canada. RGD Ontario.