Interested in the relationship between design, education, and social impact? Aspiring design educator or arts advocate? This is right up your alley.
The first of the NEA’s Social Impact Design Webinar series is tomorrow, April 24th, so follow the links below to register for free! Additional information about the webinars and design research at the NEA available here: http://arts.gov/news/news13/Social-Impact-Design.html
Social Impact Design Webinar Series
The National Endowment for the Arts Design Program will host a series of webinars to build on findings discussed in the recently released white paper, Design and Social Impact: A cross-sectoral agenda for design education, research, and practice (pdf). Curated and hosted by thought leaders in the field of social impact design, the webinar series will build on discussions that began during the Social Impact Design Summit held in February 2012 and will cover topics that further enhance the field’s capacity to design effectively for social impact.
You will need to register in advance of the webinars (separate registration for each webinar required). Attendance is free.
April 24, 2013 at 2pm ET: Creating a Culture of Storytelling & Evaluation
Hosted by: John Cary, Founder of http://www.publicinterestdesign.org/
Social impact design is distinguished by its human-centered approach, a practice ripe for storytelling and evaluation, with the unique potential to change hearts and minds. This webinar will explore the topics of communication and critique, featuring campaigns, entities, and individuals that successfully communicate the value of social impact design work and techniques for effectively evaluating its outcomes.
June 12, 2013 at 2pm ET: Making it Happen: Spotlight on Successful Projects
Hosted by: Jen Hughes, Design Specialist at National Endowment for the Arts
August 20, 2013 at 2pm ET: Educating the Next Generation of Social Impact Designers
Hosted by: William Drenttel, President of Winterhouse Institute and Co-Founder of Design Observer