Changing Society with 5% of Your Spare Time
5% Design Action Social Design Platform
2F., No. 133, Guangfu S. Rd., Xinyi Dist., Taipei City 110, Taiwan (R.O.C.) (Creative HUB)
Upholding the philosophy of "social innovation requires more than design thinking but also practical actions," “5% Design Action Social Design Platform” was officially founded in Taiwan in 2012. We recruit cross-discipline designers and experts via “Design Action” projects to set aside 5% of their spare time to apply their professional knowledge and design skills used for facilitating corporate innovation to resolving crucial agendas and problems in society. On the other hand, the project process also focuses on “Service Design Methodology” to consolidate design issue-related public agencies, private organizations, and NPOs to co-create values as well as search for opportunities for innovation and solutions.
“5% Design Action Social Design Platform” pays attention to 4 major agenda categories including education, health, environment, and economy. In recent years, we have concentrated on issues such as cancer prevention, delay/prevent Alzheimer's or disability, remote township education, young entrepreneur and senior citizen co-creation, local placemaking, friendly workplace, and circular economy. Since our establishment, over 10,000 designers and professionals have joined us in the hope of reaching out to “Action Designers” around the globe via the design platform created through the brand. The aim is to let the participants engage in social innovation and value co-creation efforts in a more efficient, systematic, and resourceful manner for the sake of generating sustainable social innovation and influence. The 5% Design Action brand has been B Corp certified and it has received the MOEA's “Golden Pin Design Award's Special Annual Award for Social Design”, and it is also registered on the “Taiwan NPO Self-Regulation Alliance” social enterprise platform.
Since the platform was founded in 2012, 5% Design Action has vigorously sought collaboration with universities and colleges. In particular, we have engaged in long-term cooperation with the Ministry of Education's Department of Information and Technology Education to form the “Asian Smart Living International School”. The school has forged interschool collaborations on an international level using Taiwan as the site for implementing various measures, leading teachers, students, and local community representatives to conduct design and co-creation. Thereafter, teacher training is carried out along with the development of cross-discipline courses for individual universities and colleges. During the process, over 35 schools including NTU, NTHU, NCTU, TMU, NTUST, and KMU have accrued experiences working with 5% Design Action, industry professionals, and designers.
Social innovation involves long-term commitment and playing a proactive role in the local and cross-discipline environment before the outcome can be refined and turned into nutrients that can be absorbed by schools when engaging in research, education, or industry-academia collaborations. The actions of University Social Responsibility (USR) and 5% Design Action's philosophies are consistent, hence both parties can engage in multifaceted collaborations and exchanges in the future.
In terms of USR project execution, 5% Design Actions will assist in pooling corporate resources through corporate social responsibility (CSR) to bolster resource investment. Furthermore, it simultaneously publishes “Design Actions” on the platform to recruit professionals and designers with the needed qualifications for the project and the schools to engage in co-creation and increase overall performance. The facilitator talent bank and social design methodology accumulated by 5% Design Action in the past will allow us to play a consulting role in the project's general design through co-creation, design, and research. We can also plan and lead co-creation workshops within the project to enhance the benefits of cross-discipline discussions. When implementing a project, 5% Design Action can offer product/service design, exhibition curation, and planning, as well as the integration of marketing resources according to project needs.
Recently, 5% Design Action has started promoting local brand locations in various regions and cities, hoping to create a better venue for long-term co-creation and talent cultivation for local schools, enterprises, governments, third party organizations, and regional representatives. Additionally, 5% Design Action will cooperate with local schools to facilitate the development of training courses, resource integration, and showcase the project outcome, thereby fulfilling our social responsibilities together.
From 13:00 to 14:00 on December 12 (Saturday), 2020
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On December 14 (Monday), 2020, the list of winners will be announced on the event official website https://2020usrexpo.org/) Announcement of the list of winners
“Huei Yeh” Power Extreme Massage Gun 1 winner
Nestle Dolce Gusto Genio 2 1 winner
KINYO Bluetooth 5.0 Wireless Speaker 2 winner
7-11 Gift Voucher valued at NT$200 27 winner
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