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Design Empathy: Using Design for Local Impact

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Design Empathy: Using Design for Local Impact

Time: November 17, 2010 from 6pm to 8pm
Location: Location- Motorola's loop offices
Street: 233 N. Michigan Ave., 8th. floor Conference Room.
City/Town: Chicago, IL
Event Type: sharing, discussion
Organized By: Byron Stewart, IxDA Local Leader
Latest Activity: Nov 10, 2010

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This event has reached capacity, anyone on the Attending or Maybe attending list will be included on the guest list. If you rsvpd and can't attend, email adewey@ideo.com to allow someone else a spot. Email as well if you would like to be put on the wait list.

Local non-profit design organizations including iamEPIC, Design for America, Project H Design will share recent projects and discuss the opportunity for collaborations with IxDA Chicago members.
Come and find out how you can help them help the community.

Project H uses the power of the design process to catalyze communities and public education from within. We are a team of designers and builders engaging in our own backyards to improve the quality of life for all. Our six-tenet design process (There is no design without (critical) action; We design WITH, not FOR; We document, share and measure; We start locally and scale globally, We design systems, not stuff and, We build) results in simple and effective design solutions that empower communities and build collective creative capital. We believe design can change the world.

Every project H team partners with an organization in the community to grow a project. The Chicago team has partnered with Broadway Youth Center, a homeless and at risk youth services group located in Lakeview. We are in the process of researching BYC's processes in order to grow a mutually beneficial project for the staff, youth and the community at large.

EPIC helps creative professionals and nonprofits join forces, making a bigger impact on the world than either could alone. In regular intervals, we are pairing select teams of “creatives” from the ad/design industries with select nonprofit clients dedicated to education, children and families. During what we call an “8-week creative rally,” each team creates plans, programs, and materials—on a pro-bono basis—that their nonprofit client needs to positively affect the lives of those they serve.

Design for America (DfA), an award-winning national design initiative using design to create local and social impact. Design for America’s vision is to develop a national network of interdisciplinary university students and community collaborators confident in their ability to bring about social impact through design.

Design Empathy is a new venture that will provide an opportunity for members of the IxDA community to get involved with community
initiatives in the Chicago area. The venture will be a clearing house, the middle man,the
connection between those that want to get involved and those that are in want of
design services.

Event is free and open to the public with RSVP. Attendees will need to have a photo ID to show at security on the 3rd floor when they enter.

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Comment by Zeke Franco on November 4, 2010 at 4:18pm
This event looks great! I wish I could make it.

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