May 29, 2009
As the economic and environmental crises deepen, there is a growing recognition that many aspects of our lives need to be reinvented. Politicians routinely call for the “redesign” of society, and urge businesses to “innovate” their way out of recession. This readiness to embrace change — even radical change — coupled with advances in science and technology, is unleashing a stream of innovations. Design is at the forefront of this. Here is a link
to a related article in the NYT.
At ERRIN, we have just launched a Task Force on Design. It is lead by our Chair Eindhoven, which has one of the most renown design schools in the world, the Eindhoven Design Academy. One of the imminent goals of this new task force will be to coordinate a joint ERRIN input into a European Commission working document on “Design as a driver of user-centred innovation” that is being compiled as input into the forthcoming European innovation plan. A public consultation is currently running. But this task force grouping all ERRIN regions that have an interest in putting design at the center of their regional innovation strategies and supporing their related economic clusters will also try to establish design firmly within the ERRIN agenda of knowledge and good practice exchange between our member regions.
I will keep you posted on this initiative.Author : I-Blogger