Design for Change

Design for Change is a unique and collaborative online space for designers, writers, thinkers, inventors, believers and changemakers to forge creative solutions to global problems.

This year, Oxfam Australia and the NSW Environment Protection Authority invite you to harness the power of design and communications for social change and come up with solutions to reduce food waste in Australian homes. Anyone with design, writing or marketing skills can respond to the challenge and potentially have their work turned into a national campaign. Read more about the brief here http://www.designforchange.org.au/

Design Play Cards

Design Play Cards

The Design Play Cards challenge, inspire and explore the opportunities for change through designing for sustainability with over 50 full colour cards!

Solve real world ‘wicked’ problems with the Design Problem cards​, be inspired by solutions in action with the Design Inspiration cards and discover opportunities for change with the Design Strategy cards.

 

More Information http://www.designplaycards.com/

Waste Watchers helps University lose hundreds of kilos (of landfill): Recycling behaviour change campaign spearheaded by monsters!

Under its Ecoversity sustainability program, the University of Adelaide commissioned Ecocreative to help create a fun way to engage students and staff in recycling. Colourful signage bin wraps of recycling and landfill ‘monsters’ were created to show a diverse audience what is suitable for waste and recycling. The installation was followed by an intensive ‘Waste Watchers’ campaign, to decrease waste to landfill and increase ‘uncontaminated’ recycling.

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Games for Change – Australia & NZ

November 15, 2012 12:00 pm to November 17, 2012 12:00 pm

RMIT’s GEElab & RMIT’s School of Media and Communication, with supporters Federation Square and the City of Melbourne, are bringing the Games for Change festival to Australia. We are currently programming an extraordinary ‘game-changing’ urban festival experience that will showcase the power of games and other forms of inspiring entertainment to bring about social, educational, organizational as well as entrepreneurial and philanthropic change

More Information and to get involved please contact:

Games for Change Australia and New Zealand
c/o RMIT University, School of Media and Communication / GEElab
GPO Box 2476, Melbourne VIC 3001, Australia
Tel. +61 3 9925 0362 – info@gamesforchange.org.au

David Berman speaks at Agideas Melbourne

David Berman is giving a passionate presentation on May 24th as part of agIdeas International Design Week in Melbourne, Australia about how we will together use design to create a better civilization! It’s a topic I care deeply about and I’ll have the pleasure of sharing ideas with some of the most creative people on the planet.

International Design Week runs from May 21-25 and David will be speaking on the 24th.

“If you can’t join us, please do keep this in mind: over 95% of the designers who have ever lived are alive today … what will we choose to do with the influence we hold? We could convince people to buy more things that they don’t need, or we can recognize that the world is our common design project. Just sayin'”

View the bindarri feature article on David