The Educational Platform format enables the development of tangible benefits for Members, among them the annual Platform Meetings, round-table forums to which all Members are invited. Platform Meetings assist in defining and redefining ico-D policies and development.

Attendance at annual Platform Meetings is free of charge for ico-D Members. Participation in the event by non-Members is possible for a fee, space permitting.

The first Educational Platform Meeting took place on 23-24 August 2014 in Hong Kong, hosted by HKDI.

  • Work Groups

    Work Groups of ico-D Members are now active. They were formed on the basis of topics of interest and relevance at the Educational Platform Meeting. See the topics below:

    Educational Work Groups:

    • Curriculum Development, Standards and Evaluation

    • Design Research

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  • Process

    A focused Member Survey ascertained expectations, potential benefits, challenges and other issues of relevance. The results of this survey were used to determine the themes, scope and schedule for the Educational Platform Meeting.
    Download the 2014 Educational Member Survey Report
  • Agenda

    The Agenda was formulated on the basis of the survey results, which identified the critical issues of global relevance.
    Four areas of interest were identified:
    • Curriculum Development and Course Development
    • International Evaluation and Accreditation, Dealing with Dynamic Developments (Sustainability, Technological Developments, Fusion of Fields, Influence of Globalized Culture, Need for Lifelong Learning)
    • Design Research and Faculty Development
    • Collaboration with design practitioners | National Design Promotion Programs | Design Advocacy | Best Practices

    Download the 2014 Educational Platform Meeting Agenda

  • Meeting

    See who attended!

    Académie Libanaise des Beaux Arts (Lebanon)

    • Antoine Abi Aad | Coordinator, School of Graphic Arts

    Applied Science University (Jordan)

    • Essam Abu-Awad | Dean of Faculty of Art and Design

    Central Academy of Fine Arts (China)

    • Cunzhen Lin | Associate Professor, School of Design and Visual Communication
    • Fan Wu | Lecturer, School of Design and Visual Communication

    Central Saint Martins (United Kingdom)

    • Rebecca Wright | Programme Director, Communication Design

    Greenside Design Center (South Africa)

    • Kathryn Pope | Quality Assurance Facilitator
    • Robyn Turner | Head of Department, Graphic and Multimedia Design

    Hong Kong Design Institute (Hong Kong SAR)

    • Vivian Cheng | International Liaison Manager
    • Ben Mau | Program Leader Design Foundation
    • Raymond Au | Associate Academic Director

    Hong Kong Design Centre (Hong Kong SAR)

    • Freeman Lau | Vice-Chairman
    • Edmund Lee | Executive Director

    Hong Kong Designers Association (Hong Kong SAR)

    • David Lo | Chairman

    Istanbul Bilgi University (Turkey)

    • Cihangir Istek | Department Head, Visual Communication Design

    Malaysia Design Council (Malaysia)

    • Ahmad Zainuddin | Chairman

    National Taiwan Normal University (Taiwan)

    • Sophia Shih | Professor

    Royal College of Art (United Kingdom)

    • Teal Triggs | Associate Dean, School of Communication

    Universidad de Monterrey (Mexico)

    • Marco Garrido | Graphic Design Director

    University of Lapland (Finland)

    • Riitta Brusila | Professor, Faculty of Art & Design