Why Design Now?: Get-Together

Why? In the United Kingdom, more than three million seniors do not see a friend, neighbor, or family member in any given week. Get-Together, a service designed by the firm Participle, combats social isolation among the elderly using a familiar technology: the telephone. A social network has emerged and flourished, with weekly group meetings and activities planned around shared interests.
Get-Together, United Kingdom, seniors, social isolation, social network

Clearview Project

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum has just acquired its first digital font, the Clearview family of typefaces. Featured in Cooper-Hewitt’s 2010 National Design Triennial: Why Design Now? exhibition, Clearview is a beautiful example of design as a form of social activism.
font, digital, Clearview, type design, Donald Meeker, James Montalbano, acquisition, highway sign, signage, legibility, readability, visibility, contrast, drivers, seniors