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ASPEN

Program: ERNEST BECK

Sustainable Health Enterprises Wins Prestigious Curry Stone Design Prize

Sustainable Health Enterprises (SHE), a nonprofit founded by Elizabeth Scharpf that addresses the lack of access by girls and women in underdeveloped countries to hygienic and affordable menstrual pads, has won the prestigious Curry Stone Design Prize which honors an individual or group for developing and implementing a visionary design innovation.
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Program: The Editors

Aspen Design Summit: Update 05.11.10

Dateline Aspen. An on-going report on progress on the six projects developed at the Aspen Design Summit in November 2009.

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Program: ERNEST BECK

Aspen Design Summit: CDC and Healthy Aging: "5over50" Funding Proposal

At the Aspen Design Summit, the CDC Healthy Aging Project developed an aggressive goal: to double the current number of adults 50 and over who have received a set of recommended preventive health services. Post-Aspen, this concept paper was developed in April 2010 as part of an effort to seek funding for a pilot "5over50" project.

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Program: Ernest Beck

Aspen Design Summit: Rural Alabama – Engine Project: March 2010 Workshop Report

Following up on the Aspen Design Summit, a workshop held in Birmingham in March 2010. Team members presented ideas from the Summit to 40 potential partners, focusing on how new resources and design services could spur local social innovation and community development projects across Alabama to combat poverty. This is their report.

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Program: Daniel Stephens & Brooke Brewer

Aspen Design Summit: Film

Aspen Design Summit: Film
This short film by GoodFocus Films captures participant perspectives at the Aspen Design Summit in November 2009.

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Program: The Editors

Aspen Design Summit: Initial Report

Aspen Design Summit: Initial Report
Hosted by AIGA and Winterhouse Institute, with support from the Rockefeller Foundation, the 2009 Aspen Design Summit invited 64 designers, educators, researchers and representatives from NGOs, foundations and businesses to collaborate in addressing large social problems.

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Program: The Editors

Aspen Design Summit Report: CDC and Healthy Aging

Aspen Design Summit Report: CDC and Healthy Aging
At the Aspen Design Summit November 11-14, 2009, sponsored by AIGA and Winterhouse Institute, the CDC Healthy Aging Project began with the initial premise to enhance the ability of public health entities to determine whether adults 50 and over have received recommended preventive health services. The Project developed a “5 over 50” concept and brand name, and a new goal: to double the current number of people who are “up to date” with these preventive measures.

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Program: The Editors

Aspen Design Summit Report: Hale County Rural Poverty Project

Aspen Design Summit Report: Hale County Rural Poverty Project
At the Aspen Design Summit November 11-14, 2009, sponsored by AIGA and Winterhouse Institute, the Hale County Rural Poverty Project conceived of a socio-economic model of resource allocation through an online platform for accelerated regional development in the Black Belt counties of rural Alabama.

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Program: The Editors

Aspen Design Summit Report: Mayo Clinic and Rural Health Care Delivery

Aspen Design Summit Report: Mayo Clinic and Rural Health Care Delivery
At the Aspen Design Summit November 11-14, 2009, sponsored by AIGA and Winterhouse Institute, the Mayo Clinic Rural Healthcare Delivery Project developed a network concept — a community association — that changed the focus from the consumption of healthcare to the collective production of well-being.

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Program: The Editors

Aspen Design Summit Report: Sustainable Food and Childhood Obesity

Aspen Design Summit Report: Sustainable Food and Childhood Obesity
At the Aspen Design Summit November 11-14, 2009, sponsored by AIGA and Winterhouse Institute, the Sustainable Food Project focused on accelerating the shift from a global, abstract food system to a regional, real food system via a robust portfolio of activities — including a grand challenge and a series of youth-engagement programs.

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Program: The Editors

Aspen Design Summit Report: UNICEF and Early Childhood Development

Aspen Design Summit Report: UNICEF and Early Childhood Development
At the Aspen Design Summit November 11-14, 2009, sponsored by AIGA and Winterhouse Institute, the UNICEF Early Childhood Development Project proposed a new approach to emergency kits that would be more precisely tuned to young children's intellectual and emotional needs, as well as outlined a basis for the next AIGA/INDEX: Aspen Design Challenge.

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Program: The Editors

Aspen Design Summit Report: UNICEF Menstruation Challenge

Aspen Design Summit Report: UNICEF Menstruation Challenge
At the Aspen Design Summit November 11-14, 2009, sponsored by AIGA and Winterhouse Institute, the UNICEF Menstruation Challenge Project proposed an “eco-system” whereby sanitary pads became a linchpin for local economic growth, for educational programs about health and hygiene and for research into materials that could be adapted to other countries.

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Program: William Drenttel

Aspen Design Summit: Program Description

AIGA and Winterhouse Institute are joining forces to stage the Aspen Design Summit in November 2009 and galvanize design communities to engage in projects that promote social change. The goal is to foster collaboration and collective action among the participants to utilize the power of design to help solve large social problems.

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Program: William Drenttel

Aspen Design Summit: Background

As background to the Aspen Design Summit November 11-14, 2009, each participant was given a briefing book that included the following background, history, program and schedule.

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Program: William Drenttel

Aspen Design Summit: Participants

The Aspen Design Summit, November 11-14, 2009, sponsored by AIGA and Winterhouse Institute, involved 64 participants — designers, experts, researchers, educators, and representatives of NGOs, foundations and businesses. This the complete attendee list of participants.

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Program: Helen Walters

Inside the Design Thinking Process

Inside the Design Thinking Process

The Aspen Design Summit brought together 60 top executives to apply design thinking to large social problems. This report is reprinted on Change Observer courtesy of the author and Bloomberg Businessweek.

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Program: Helen Walters

Next: Innovation Tools & Trends Rockefeller Foundation's Push Toward Design and Innovation

Next: Innovation Tools & Trends Rockefeller Foundation's Push Toward Design and Innovation

This report following the Aspen Design Summit interviews Antony Bugg-Levine, managing director of the Rockefeller Foundation. "Success for us is not a few interesting projects done by Rockefeller and its grantees, but insights that will inform how the philanthropic sector takes advantage of these processes."

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Program: Marc Alt

Aspen Design Summit: 30 Photos

Aspen Design Summit: 30 Photos

A selection of photographs from the Aspen Design Summit November 11-14 in Aspen Meadows, Colorado taken by Marc Alt.

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Program: Doug Powell

Aspen Design Summit

Aspen Design Summit: Core77 Report

This report on the Aspen Design Summit, reprinted on Change Observer courtesy of the author and Core77, explores the most demanding objective of the Summit: could Aspen teams develop feasible and fundable programs of scale and impact that could be implemented within 24 months?

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Program: Mariana Amatullo

Aspen Design Summit

Aspen Design Summit: Designmatters Report

This report on the Aspen Design Summit, reprinted on Change Observer courtesy of the author and Designmatters Blog at Art Center College of Design, explores what it means to participate in a conversation about the designer's role in the future.

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Program: Michael Cannell

Aspen Design Summit

Aspen Design Summit: Fast Company Reports

These reports on the Aspen Design Summit, reprinted on Change Observer courtesy of the author and Fast Company, characterize the event as a "TED Conference with homework" and one rural poverty project as "design imposed from on high."

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Program: William Drenttel

Report from Hale County, Alabama

Greensboro Alabama is a city of contrasts, and a place where new design thinking is revealing itself in a surprising number of ways. An occasional report from Winterhouse Institute on its Design for Social Impact & Innovation Project.

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