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  • ico-D events

    ico-D Montréal Platform Meeting 'Design is Global' took place in Montréal (Canada) on 13–14 October 2017 and included Member forums, discussions and presentations. It provided an opportunity for exchange between Members from the educational, professional and promotional sectors. This report summarises the talks and informal discussions that took place.
  • platforms

    Call for proposals for the Member Forum: Members still have time to submit "Reports on topics of special interest" 
and "Challenges facing Members". Deadline 22 July 2018 

via the online submission site.
  • icographic

    Questioning established ways of thinking guides the authors of issue icographic 7 (published 1974) as they examine processes of typography, education in handwriting, and predictive patterns of human colour preferences in different countries around the world. Catch up on this and other archived issues of ico-D's first research journal!
  • communication design [journal]

    A timely double issue of CD [journal] comprised of 22 articles, reviews and visual essays that illuminate themes from the Montréal Design Declaration including cultural identity, measuring design impact and creating models of design education. “Communication design research clearly has much to contribute to providing new insights to address bigger global, economic, social, cultural and environmental concerns.”
    —from Research notes: a time for transformations, Editorial by Teal Triggs

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