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UNITED DESIGNS ALLIANCE WAS ESTABLISHED AS A GLOBAL DESIGN ORGANIZATION IN 2014. UDA SEEKS TO BUILD AN INTERNATIONAL DESIGN AND EDUCATIONAL NETWORK TO UNDERSTAND UNIQUE DESIGN COLLECTIONS AND EXCHANGE IDEAS ON COMMUNICATION DESIGN PRACTICE, EDUCATION, AND CULTURE. WE WELCOME STUDENTS, PRACTITIONERS, AND EDUCATORS OF ALL ORIGINS AND IDENTITIES, AS WE WORK INDIVIDUALLY AND COLLECTIVELY TO RESPECT, SERVE, AND CONTRIBUTE TO THE MANY FACETS OF SOCIETY.

UDA VISION

UDA SEEKS TO ESTABLISH A COMPREHENSIVE AND SUPPORTIVE NETWORK OF COMMUNICATION DESIGN EDUCATORS AND PRACTITIONERS ACROSS THE WORLD. WE COMMIT TO ADOPTING, COLLABORATING, CREATING, IMPACTING, AND INFLUENCING CREATIVITY, INTELLECTUAL INQUIRY, AND CULTURAL ENGAGEMENT. UDA EVENTS AND FORUMS EMBRACE DIVERSITY, SUPPORT CONCEPTUAL EXCHANGE AND COLLABORATION, DISSEMINATE RESEARCH AND CREATIVE ACTIVITY, AND CELEBRATE EXCELLENCE.

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UDA MISSION

UDA SERVES THE INTERNATIONAL DESIGN COMMUNITY AND HUMANITY IN VARIOUS WAYS. WE, AS CULTURAL AND VISUAL CULTIVATORS, CONTRIBUTE OUR CREATIVITY TO MANIFEST THE GLOBAL CULTURE. WE, AS EDUCATORS AND PROFESSIONALS, DEVELOP OUR PARTNERSHIPS TO STRENGTHEN OUR PROFESSION. MOST OF ALL, WE PROVIDE AND SHARE OUR CREATIVITY WITHOUT PREJUDICE AGAINST COLOR, CONVENTION, CULTURE, ECONOMY, EDUCATION, HISTORY, NATIONALITY, RACE, RELIGION, SEX, SKILL SET, OR SOCIAL STATUS.

UDA ACTIVITIES

OUR MEMBERS ARE COMMUNICATION DESIGN EDUCATORS AND PROFESSIONALS, WHO CONNECT THROUGH DESIGN AND DESIGN-RELATED ACTIVITIES ON THE LOCAL AND GLOBAL LEVELS, SUCH AS:
• UDA ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL DESIGN COMPETITIONS
• UDA WEBINARS, INTERNATIONAL DISCUSSION MEETINGS
• UDA MEDALLIONS, ARCHIVED IN THE UDA PERMANENT COLLECTION
• DESIGN BEHAVIORS, INTERNATIONAL DESIGN RESEARCH JOURNAL
• UDA ANNUAL SHOWCASE (UDA MEMBERS ONLY)
• UDA ANNUAL PUBLICATION

UDA MEMBERSHIP

UDA AIMS TO SECURE A RESPECTED AND RELIABLE ALLIANCE BY ACKNOWLEDGING THE DIFFERENCES IN OUR ACHIEVEMENTS, NOT AS A BARRIER BUT AS AN OPPORTUNITY TO BRING CREATIVITY TO AN ELEVATED INTELLECTUAL LEVEL.