IxD10 Design Challenge: Entry deadline tomorrow, Dec 15!
14 Dec 2009 - 8:41pm
The Interaction Design Association (IxDA <http://www.ixda.org/>) has joined
together with the Creative Coast Alliance
<http://www.thecreativecoast.org/>to create a Design Challenge that
will have a direct impact on the creative
professionals and businesses of Savannah. The Challenge is structured to
give participants an opportunity to put interaction design principles and
methods to work, engage with the rich history of Savannah, and address an
issue that affects the lives of their local peers.
Tomorrow, December 15th, is the last day you can register to participate in
the Interaction10 Design Challenge. Submissions are due January 15, 2010.
Savannah is duly proud of its legacy as the “first designed city” in the US,
as well as its strong tradition of conservation for its historic city
squares and architecture. The city is now enjoying a rebirth as a hub of
creative and design-oriented business. Many of these have sprung up in the
fertile ground of the Historic District, as new studios and consultancies
have put down roots in this beautiful and inspirational part of the city.
The Design Challenge
In this burgeoning environment of entrepreneurialism, *a new level of
coordination between city government, small business and professional
organizations is required*. The emergence of these businesses in what was
once purely residential space has created a conflict with the policies that
were designed to preserve the city plan that spawned it. What kinds of
systems and services are necessary to ensure that city government can
respond to the needs of small businesses? What steps can be taken to help
businesses understand their rights and obligations under current zoning,
safety and conservation laws?