Iconathon

Announcing Iconathon Topic for PID Week

On Sunday, March 24, rounding out Public Interest Design Week at the University of Minnesota, our partners at The Noun Project–profiled here previously–will be hosting their trademark graphic design hackathon, called “Iconathon.” The Noun Project will be partnering with Minneapolis’ Hennepin County Department of Environmental Services to host an Iconathon design workshop with the goal(…)


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New Energy Efficiency Symbols Introduced

This Sunday, April 22, marks Earth Day–intended to “increase awareness and appreciation of the Earth’s natural environment.” In conjunction with this annual occasion, The Noun Project, profiled here previously, has released a new suite of its beautiful symbols, this time around energy efficiency. The Noun Project partnered with Cree, Inc. in Durham, N.C., to host(…)


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Iconathon

Code for America, profiled earlier today, also just announced that it will be partnering with the Noun Project on a series of design workshops, called Iconathon. Of the cities announced so far, Boston will focus developing visual icons on education, Chicago (likely) on democracy, Detroit on urban planning, New York on transportation, Oakland on social(…)


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Code for America

Launched last year, Code for America–another amazing service corps organization–enlists the talent of the web industry into public service, to use their skills to solve core problems facing cities and communities. Made up of “web geeks, city experts, and technology industry leaders,” by its own accounting, the organization is “building a network of civic leaders(…)


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