Design Currency: Icograda Design Week in Vancouver concludes
Vancouver (Canada) - As the International Conference wound down Thursday, 29 April, MC Dave Mason took the stage one last time to give closing remarks. In a wonderful summary of the jam-packed three days, Mason linked key points from each of the nearly 30 speakers:
Design Currency. Defining the VALUE of design:
I don't know WHAT it is.
But I think I know WHERE it is.
The value of design is in understanding
it's in 10-minute walks, $20,000 buildings, barbie dolls and dust
in making your mark
and being part of the conversation
it's in mythinking and archetypes
and in everyone, everywhere
The value of design is in your limbic brain
in art and structure and fluidity
it's in Kung Foo and knowing what you want to say
and in creating dignity
it's in raccoon hands and delight
in making a nation proud
and in learning to deal drugs
it's in changing behavior, fart-less kangaroos
and in feeling!
The value of design is in context
in being a translator
in knowing who you are and where you've been
in being in love
and in swimming upstream and writing future stories.
The value of design is in this room.
And it's in good hands.
29 April 2010
About Design Currency 2010
has the power to influence our core values, our identity, our
expectations and our worldview. Design brings clarity and enhances
meaning. Design Currency 2010 offers
designers, business leaders and
government the opportunity to experience current design thinking.
Reshape your understanding of the value of design.
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