Design and Economic Development

I am doing a 3-slide, 5-minute talk at the NORED Ignite “Turn a Spark into a Fire” event on July 10th (PDF).

My topic is “Design and Economic Development”. My slides with speaker notes of the rough things I might say (PDF). I hope to cover:

  • What is design (in 3 contexts), how it matters in today’s economy
  • Designing touch points with regional economic development audiences
  • Using design to improve the Toledo region economy

Hopefully it will trigger a discussion about how design can impact our regional economic development efforts.