An 8.9 massive magnitude earthquake hit Japan north of Tokyo on March 11th, 2011 causing havoc with tsunami, blackouts, fire, and nuclear meltdown. Over 20,000 people are dead or are missing still unaccounted for and now nuclear catastrophic meltdown threatens the remaining.
Government and many institutions are helping by sending rescue teams and relief funds, but as an individual, you can also contribute and motivate others to help for the cause. We are all trying to find ways to help devastated Japan. As designers what can we do? We have a responsibility to respond as a community.
UsabilityMatters.Org (UMO) a not for profit organization works for design awareness took a step to initiate International Exhibition of ‘ Designers United for Japan’ to boost their morale and inspire people to donate for the Japan. UMO invites designers, illustrators, artists, cartoonists, photographers, design students and enthusiasts from all over the world to design a poster that inspires Japan and helps them resurrect themselves from the aftermath of earthquake, tsunami and nuclear meltdown.
More details can be found at http://www.usabilitymatters.org/ Participate, promote and show your empathy