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  • news

    We are delighted to announce Tara Farsky as ico-D's Special Meeting Coordinator. Tara will act as the central coordinator of the October Special Meeting of Design Weeks, Design Museums and Design Cities. Welcome Tara!
  • montréal platforms

    At Montréal Platforms, Vice President Cihangir Istek will present a report on the concepts and outcomes of the Competences, Credentials, Actions: Blueprints for Designers’ Lifelong Learning Workshop held recently at the 3rd Istanbul Design Biennale 2016 shedding light on how educators and the designers they teach are re-thinking curriculum models for a longer-term perspective on design education.
  • montréal platforms

    As a means of increasing global competitiveness and addressing sustainability challenges, nations are increasingly turning to the design sector for solutions. National design policies are an effective tool countries can use to develop a cohesive strategy. The National Design Policy Work Group will review the many forms national design policies have taken in a four-part session featuring a panel of speakers – all designers — with direct experience in working on national design policies.
  • adaa

    How, exactly, do the ADAA judges choose from thousands of entries? ico-D interviews a selection of 2017 judges for the Adobe Design Achievement Awards.

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ico-D promotes design excellence and upholds the importance of design as a key medium for progressive social change
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ico-D has members in over 65 countries, from Australia through Zimbabwe
Our Members create a unified voice for the global design community and drive high level dialogue about Design's leading role in society, culture and the economy.