This February, I had the esteemed opportunity to join the interaction design community at Interaction 11 in Boulder, Colorado. While there, I got to attend my first Local Leaders Workshop as a representative from NYC. Needless to say, I loved talking with other Local Leaders from around the world about what their interaction design communities are doing. One of the ideas that has taken hold in several areas is Design for Good. Several chapters have taken the stance of helping a local non profit/charity by designing interactive solutions for them… basically using our talents in our free time to help those that can’t afford it, a dream that we all have. So, I was wondering how NYC might get onboard, and if there was 1. a desire to do this in our community, 2. ideas around what types of groups to help, and 3. ideas on getting started? So, what do you think??
I have a lot of ideas in response to this post (way too much for one comment) since I do projects that fall into this category all the time. Email me and let’s talk!