To help expand the global conversation about design to improve life, INDEX:, a global nonprofit network organization based in Copenhagen, is partnering with Facebook to promote the online voting for the INDEX: 2009 People's Choice Award and enable an online discussion during the live stream of the awards show on August 28.
Worldwide voting began online on August 20 through www.designtoimprovelife.dk, and on-site in the Danish capital on August 21. During the People's Choice competition, everyone can vote for their own personal INDEX: favorite to win the People’s Choice Award. On August 28 at 6 p.m. GMT, INDEX: will be using Facebook technologies to let visitors watch the awards show on a live stream from the Danish National Broadcasting Center. Remote viewers will also be able to chat with their friends on Facebook while watching the award ceremony.
The winner of the People's Choice Award will be announced at the INDEX: Award Ceremony on August 28, along with the juried winners of the INDEX:Award 2009. The winner of the People's Choice Award 2009 will receive "The Egg," a chair designed by famous Danish designer Arne Jacobsen in 1958 for the Radisson SAS hotel in Copenhagen. All 69 design finalists will be on public view at the INDEX: Award Exhibition, as well as on the INDEX: website.
Full disclosure: Among the INDEX: finalists and candidates for the People’s Choice Award is frog design’s Project Masiluleke--a HIV self-test kit that combines existing, low-cost diagnostic technologies with mobile support services.
To make your vote, visit: www.designtoimprovelife.dk