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  • member event

    Member Event 2021 Design Intelligence Award organised by Zhejiang Modern Intelligence and Manufacturing Promotion Center is an international academic award in industrial design established in China in 2015. It is a platform for evaluation, promotion and communication of design, an accelerator bringing innovation to the industry and the future.
  • historical documents

    Held in 1987 in Nairobi (Kenya), the Graphic Design for Development report documents the Icograda/Africa Regional Working Group Seminar organised by Icograda on behalf of UNESCO, a meeting which included Members representing Egypt, Kenya, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Composed by Jorge Frascara, Amrik Kalsi and Peter Kneebone, the aim was information exchange and to foster the development of design and design education in the region.
  • in memoriam

    It is with deep sadness that we honor the passing of our dear friend and colleague Essam Abu Awad (1958-2021). In addition to serving on the ICoD Executive Board (2019-2021) Essam was an inspired designer, advocate and educator of design in the Middle East.
  • member event

    The Member Event 2021 Taiwan International Graphic Design Award (TIGDA) organised by the China Productivity Center aims to promote Commercial Design in Taiwan, facilitate the exchange with international designers, and establish the Taiwan International Design Award brand. The deadline to submit is 23 July 2021

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ico-D promotes design excellence and upholds the importance of design as a key medium for progressive social change
Our vision, mission and core values are manifested through initiatives carried out in collaboration with our Members, who makeup an expert, multidisciplinary network of organizations, designers and stakeholders.

Design is everywhere

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.