WOMEN IN DESIGN: A FACT FINDING INITIATIVE

20 June 2005
Montreal (Canada) - Icograda and Icsid are constantly searching for ways in which to retain and increase our relevance and impact in an ever-changing world that is driven by technology.
Montreal (Canada) - Icograda and Icsid are constantly searching for ways in which to retain and increase our relevance and impact in an ever-changing world that is driven by technology. To address this challenge and explore potential value-adding opportunities this joint project was launched as an exploratory fact-finding mission into Women in Design.

The feedback received will be used to enable the Women in Design initiative to more accurately focus future projects of relevance to women in design and to add value to the general member base. We believe that individual member societies will also find value in the final feedback as it might assist them in developing appropriate strategies when arranging conferences, interventions and events.

Basically, this project aims to create a platform from which women can be promoted in the design world.

For this project to be successful, we rely on the input of our member organisations. Two surveys are being distributed to the membership. The first fact-finding sheet aims at capturing information from the design organisation itself and can be completed by the secretariat or a person appointed by the secretariat to do so. The second fact-finding sheet aims to collect information from our member's members and needs to be distributed to the entire member base - not just to women. Both the fact-finding sheets have to be completed on-line.

The time frame available for completion is 5 weeks, starting from 20 June 2005.
The results from this survey will be made available to all member organisations.



For further information please contact:
Brenda Sanderson
Icograda Secretariat
T. +1 514 448 4949, x 226
F. +1 514 448 4948
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Icograda and Icsid are grateful for the support of the Design Institute of the South African Bureau of Standards in completing this project.