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WEEKLY EMAIL: DECEMBER 04, 2009


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Aspen Design Summit Report: UNICEF Menstruation Challenge

FEATURED THIS WEEK : THE EDITORS

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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MARC ALT

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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MICHAEL CANNELL

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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MARIANA AMATULLO

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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BY DONA ANN MCADAMS

Milking It

Only a few generations ago, cows, horses, oxen, pigs, sheep and goats formed part of Americans' everyday cosmology. Even in our cities we lived among ungulates.
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THE EDITORS

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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THE EDITORS

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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THE EDITORS

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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DOUG POWELL

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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THE EDITORS

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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THE EDITORS

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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THE EDITORS

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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THE EDITORS

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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