The IIDC offers ten steps of best practice to follow when working with Indigenous knowledge in professional communication design. It is a comprehensive document, developed in collaboration with multiple stakeholders including Deakin University’s Institute of Koorie Education (IKE), Indigenous Architecture and Design Victoria (IADV) and peak professional design bodies, the Design Institute of Australia (DIA) and the International Council of Design (ico-D).
The International Indigenous Design Charter is a protocol document providing guidance for respectful representation of Indigenous culture in design practice and education world-wide.
Evolving from the Australian Indigenous Design Charter (also created by the authors) this self-regulated guide offers a best practice protocols for designers (Indigenous and non-Indigenous). Its role is to assist design practitioners but it is also intended to promote understanding among their clients and the buyers of design (governments, corporations, businesses and not-for-profit organisations). It supports existing policies, protocols that ensure Indigenous rights, including intellectual property and the right to fair and informed negotiation and remuneration.
- Dr Russell Kennedy: Deakin University - School of Communication and Creative Arts
- Dr Meghan Kelly: Deakin University - School of Communication and Creative Arts
- Mr Jefa Greenaway (Wailwan, Gamillaraay): Indigenous Architecture and Design Victoria
- Prof Brian Martin (Muruwari, Bundjalung, Kamilaroi) in association with Deakin University Institute of Koorie Education.
- Ms Elly Chatfield (Gamilaraay) in association with Deakin University Institute of Koorie Education.