The National Endowment for the Arts recently announced a new federal interagency task force to promote research on the arts and human development. Health & Human Services, the National Institutes of Health and the Education Department are among 13 federal agencies and departments seeking to advance research on the arts and well-being across the lifespan.
There is a great program that started at Northwestern University to apply the creative research-and-development skills of designers to realistic entrepreneurial projects in the healthcare, education, and environmental sectors.
The IDSA Design for the Majority Section has a lively discussion forum on LinkedIN with many topics and great opportunities to read the latest news on Design for the Majority and Social Design issues. Meet other designers, discuss, share information, thoughts links, news and debate the issues of the day.