Social Design
Design + Community + Social Impact

February 8, 2009 - February 8, 2009
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Left to right: Max Schorr, Valerie Casey, Casey Caplowe.

In collaboration with Japan Society and the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership, the Japan Industrial Design Promotion Organization (JIDPO) will host a public symposium on design and society.

The public forum is held as part of the Innovators’ Network’s activities and will focus on the meaning and role of social design. Max Schorr and Casey Caplowe, both Co-Founders and Directors at GOOD Magazine, which was founded in 2006 and is known for its cutting edge concepts and creativity, and Valerie Casey, Leader of the Digital Design Experience at IDEO and the Founder of The Designers Accord, will attend. The Designers Accord is a global coalition of designers, corporate leaders and educational institutions that focuses on integrating sustainability in their work.

At the symposium, the American participants, whose respected work is creating change in the design world, will present their work. Japanese speakers will introduce cases from Japan. The roundtable is an opportunity for all attendants, including the audience, to discuss design and designers now and into the future.


What is Social Design?
2:10-3:10pm: the U.S.
Presentation 1: Max Schorr (Co-founder and Community Director, GOOD Magazine)
The concept of GOOD Magazine and the importance of design in community activities
Presentation 2: Casey Caplowe (Co-founder and Creative Director, GOOD Magazine)
Creativity and design at GOOD Magazine

3:10-4:40pm: Japan
Presentation 3: Masaaki Ikeda (Creative Director, Tokyo Changemaker and Eco Plaza)
Evolution of Social Design in Japan

3:45-4:30pm: IDEO and The Designers Accord
Presentation 4: Valerie Casey (Leader, Digital Design Experience, IDEO & Founder, The Designers Accord)
The Designers Accord

The Designer’s Mission Today
4:45-6pm: Roundtable
U.S.: Max Schorr, Casey Caplowe, Valerie Casey
Japan:, Soichi Ueda (Producer, Spaceport), Kazufumi Nagai (Art Director, HAKUHODO DESIGN)
Moderator: Masaaki Ikeda

6-7pm: Networking

International Design Liasion Center (Tokyo Midtown Tower 5F)
Language: English and Japanese (Simultaneous interpretation provided)
Organizers: Japan Industrial Design Promotion Organization, Japan Society, The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership

  • Feb 08, 2009 at 2:00 pm