As a first step towards shaping HDL 2010 we have been spending a lot of time in the archives. Not only is there a wealth of content from 2008 (view some of the videos if you need a reminder) but quite a bit as well from a 1968 precursor to HDL. Indeed, the cultural and design milieu of 1968 was surprisingly similar to our own. Then, as now, designers were striving to locate themselves amongst business people, politicians, and other professionals in an attempt to work out more effective ways of addressing the significant problems of the day.
Check out some of the archival materials we've posted to find a little inspiration. I would also like to suggest that you add this site to your feed reader so that you're notified when we update the site. It's going to be an exciting year of planning and preparation - more soon!