Tuesday, January 6, 2009

U.S. National Design Policy Initiative

Design is the world remade in human form.

The U.S. National Design Policy Initiative has released its policy brief, Redesigning America's Future, which outlines ten design policy proposals to support U.S. economic competitiveness and democratic governance. http://www.designpolicy.org/usdp/policy-proposals.html This is one of two publications coming out of the U.S. National Design Policy Summit (participants in photo on left). The other publication will be the Summit Report on January 16, 2009.

The Call to Action is for people to go to the U.S. National Design Policy Initiative website, http://www.designpolicy.org to leave comments about individual policy proposals or offer official endorsements of the Initiative and the ten design policy proposals. People have downloaded the publication, but without leaving comments or endorsements. The Council needs our comments in order to demonstrate to Congress and the incoming Obama Administration popular support for the Initiative and the policy proposals.The U.S. National Design Policy Initiative advocates for a governmental plan of action to support design in service of U.S. economic competitiveness and democratic governance.

The U.S. design communities seek to enable through a U.S. national design policy:
design promotion to boost the demand for American goods and services,
innovation policy to protect American intellectual property and support the People’s entrepreneurial spirit,
design standards to guarantee inclusion, sustainability, safety, and quality in the experiences of the human remade world; and
policy as designed to address design’s role in making American democratic values tangible to the People.

Click on the heading above to go to the Design Policy site.

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