Redesigning America’s Future represents the American design communities’ ten top design policy proposals to help face the nation’s economic and democratic challenges.
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Redesigning America’s Future represents just ten of the over 60 final design policy proposals generated at the U.S. National Design Policy Summit. Over time, one will find all the proposals, as well as design policies that you suggest, listed on this site.
Proposal 01 Formalize an American Design Council to partner with the U.S. Government.
Proposal 02 Set guidelines for legibility, literacy, and accessibility for all government communications.
Proposal 03 Target 2030 for carbon neutral buildings.
Proposal 04 Create an Assistant Secretary for Design and Innovation position within the Department of Commerce to promote design.
Proposal 05 Expand national grants to support interdisciplinary community design assistance programs based on human-centered design principles.
Proposal 06 Commission a report to measure and document design’s contribution to the U.S. economy.
Proposal 07 Revive the Presidential Design Awards to be held every year and use triple bottom-line criteria (economic, social, and environmental benefit) for evaluation.
Proposal 08 Establish national grants for basic design research.
Proposal 09 Modify the patent process to reflect the types of intellectual property created by designers.
Proposal 10 Encourage direct government investment in design innovation.
Proposal 11 Increase appropriations for the National Endowment for the Arts to hold a series of Government Design Assemblies in 2010 and launch a National Design Improvement Program by 2011.