The Icograda Education Network (IEN) website launched today – on World Graphics Day, 27 April 2003, which is also the 40th birthday of the International Council of Graphic Design Associations (Icograda). The IEN brings together the worldwide community of graphic design educational institutions in a convenient online network, allowing for increased visibility and connectivity among design institutions and design educators. The IEN evolved following an inaugural meeting in Brno, Czech Republic in June 2002 that was attended by 73 educational delegates from 28 countries.
The IEN’s objectives include: 1) creating opportunities for exchange and collaboration at all levels of graphic design education; 2) examining current and future needs and challenges of design education; 3) advancement of teaching methods and research opportunities; 4) organising collaborative projects, seminars, symposia, conferences, etc.; and, 5) sharing experiences for mutual benefit. The IEN hopes to enlist graphic design educational institutions in all countries. Participation is open to all schools offering specific post-secondary programs in graphic design.
This IEN website was conceived and developed by Robert L. Peters, President of Icograda, working in concert with his board members and the talented team of designers and programmers at Intrinsix.