The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has long supported designers across disciplines including social impact design, which is gaining popularity. Social impact design is design for public good. The term social impact design has been coined many different ways, such as social entrepreneurship, sustainable design, environmental stewardship and design for good. While each may be its own niche, what defines each of them is that they are for public good. These types of design can benefit from their shared interests. The disciplines involved range from graphic design to architecture. Bringing together many design fields to accomplish projects for the greater good is intriguing. These are some of the questions affecting social impact design that need to be answered. What do we know about social impact design? What do we want to know? And where can we go? These are exciting questions to answer about social impact design, as it leads to what the future can hold. The NEA webinar series starting April 24 will begin to looking into these questions.
The NEA will bring together thought leaders in the in the field of social impact design through a webinar series that will discuss topics that enhance the field's capacity to design effectively for social impact.
The webinar dates are;
- April 24, 2013 at 2 p.m. ET: Creating a Culture of Storytelling & Evaluation
- June 12, 2013 at 2 p.m. ET: Making it Happen: Spotlight on Successful Projects
- August 20, 2013 at 2 p.m. ET: Educating the Next Generation of Social Impact Designers
For more information and to register for the Social Impact Design Webinar Series, visit; http://www.arts.gov/podweb/design-impact-webinars.html