DIAC issues call for Case Studies for committee’s Design Impact Framework

The Design Industry Advisory Committee (DIAC) is currently seeking case studies to showcase the impacts of the strategic use of design which apply to all types of projects across all the design disciplines.

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The Design Industry Advisory Committee (DIAC), established in 2001, has issued a call for case studies for their Design Impact Framework.

DIAC is a cross-disciplinary non-profit group that focuses on research and promotion of the strategic value of design. It is focused on cross-cutting, inter- and multi-disciplinary approaches to value generation through design. The committee’s members include senior representatives of the professional associations representing architects, landscape architects, industrial, interior, graphic and fashion designers in Ontario.

Since 2020, DIAC has featured projects in its Design Impacts Framework to showcase the impacts of the strategic use of design which apply to all types of projects across all the design disciplines.

DIAC is currently seeking examples from local designers and companies that they can promote with the key to this phase being the engagement of multiple design disciplines.

The cases should be short write ups but include some visuals and should address each of the five critical impacts of the Design Impacts Framework: Design Embodies the Vision, Design Enhances Functionality, Design Creates Brand, Design Embeds Environmental Benefits and Design Promotes Health and Wellbeing.

Submissions may be sent to [email protected] by Tuesday, April 30, 2024.

DIAC will share all appropriate submissions in the coming months.