The First Lady reminded participants attending the American Insitute of Architects National Convention that her husband Barrack Obama wanted to be an architect. "Barack is an artist, though he tries to downplay it. He's the kind of guy who says, 'I don't care what the living room looks like,' and then has a thousand questions and opinions about everything. He's someone with ideas, he's someone who thinks big."
Michelle Obama in previous years has worked on many issues related to design and cities and chose a talk on design as her first post-white house speech. I believe the Obama Foundation would be a great potential collaborator and sponsor of an OpenIDEO challenge.
My poster design takes figures from previous OpenIDEO graphics placing them in a city with their emotions displayed on their chests representing the OpenIDEO/IDEO ethos of getting out of the building and human-centered design discovering what citizens truly want.