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international organisation that wants to spark awareness and debate on the great importance and potential of design. INDEX: wants to inspire the creation of new designs that improve the lives of many people around the world.
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During three days in September 2005 the INDEX: Views Summit served as a base for 30 creative leaders who worked intensively with ideas, concepts and solution proposals on global problems in the categories body, home, work, community and play.

What did the participants say after the Summit? Read some of the comments below:

”INDEX: is a phenomenal event and institution. Everybody, who participates, understands and values how fantastic this event is”.

- Alan M. Webber, Founding Editor, Fast Company

"Views Summit is a breakthrough in designing a fruitful and rewarding meeting with maximum flow of creative ideas and a clear sense of purpose."

- Dr. Tan Chin Nam, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Information, Communication and the Arts (Singapore)

“INDEX: Views Summit demonstrated the great value of new design processes for companies and organisations wanting to strengthen their human centred innovation. It was an intensive and enlightening experience to be part of”. 

- James R. Lee, Managing Partner, Lee & Partners

“INDEX is a bold attempt to explicitly relate the design process at all levels to the needs of humanity at the highest level – an extraordinarily timely and much needed initiative.  This is the first really practical and effective example that I’ve seen of creative individuals becoming real global citizens.”

- John Petersen, President, The Arlington Institute

”These projects and the way they were produced will, we hope, serve as models and allow all of us to benefit from an expanded understanding of design and design thinking that will lead to real innovation.”

- Peter Lawrence, Chairman and Founder, Corporate Design Foundation, in Fast Company

“My personal network has been strengthened with fantastic individuals and with new and inspiring perspectives on “Design to improve life”. Furthermore, INDEX: Views has helped create a global agenda in relation to design, which I believe I and my company will benefit from professionally”.

- Pernille Weiss Terkildsen, Innovation Director, Arkitema

They supported INDEX: 2005


INDEX: 2005 partners were government institutions, private companies and foundations that support INDEX: 2005 financially and with services. Our partners were an integrated part of the development of INDEX: 2005
Without them, INDEX: 2005 would not have existed.

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