As the world's most innovative companies take note of the strategic advantage brought by industrial designers to business, the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) is declaring Design IS Business at its International Design Conference 2017 (#IDSA17Atlanta). Register now for the premier networking event—which is set for Aug. 16–19
"IDSA IDEA 2017 winners demonstrate how designers are able to capture what's invisible to others and inspire beauty through the smallest of details within the simplest of artifacts."
The Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA)'s first Women+Design Summit (#IDSAWomenDesign)—focusing on the unique challenges and accomplishments of women in design—will be held on May 12, 2017 in San Diego. All are welcome to attend. See the schedule and sessions and register online by May 8. Book your hotel
IKEA is finally pushing seriously into smarter home territory with the TRÅDFRI system, a series of LED lights finally coming to global stores by the end of March. The networked lighting is built around a small series of bulbs and furniture panels, a network connection hub/gateway powered by Ethernet, and
"National ID Day focuses on the huge contributions made by industrial designers to our economy and to the greater good. Lend your voice and effort to help the profession shine brightly on March 5 and throughout the year."
"It's an exciting time to be a designer in healthcare," says IDSA Medical Design Conference 2016 Co-Chair Bill Evans, IDSA, adding that industrial design "will play a pivotal role."
In a grand, red carpet ceremony at the iconic Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, MI, the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) unveiled the Gold and Silver winners of the International Design Excellence Awards® (IDEA®) 2016. View the IDEA 2016 Gallery of 136 Gold, Silver and Bronze winners—chosen from
The 2016 International IDSA Conference was hosted in Detroit last week with a focus on the theme of "Making Things Happen." Detroit, with it's wrought morality tale of decline from the richest city in the United States in the 1950's and '60s to it's recent designation as the country's poorest
The Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA.org) is #MakingThingsHappen at its 2016 International Conference (@IDSA #IDSADetroit16) August 17-20 in Detroit—the first U.S. metropolis to be named a UNESCO City of Design—and Michigan—the state with the highest concentration of industrial designers. Conference Chair Sooshin Choi, IDSA, will welcome hundreds of professionals,
In April 2016, the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) will host five District Design Conferences (DDCs), providing hundreds of industrial design students and professionals with the opportunity to network, explore the latest developments in design and related fields, secure career advice, recognize the next generation of designers in
"Why does ID matter to you?" That's what the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) wants to know on National Industrial Design Day—March 5, 2016. Join the conversation on @IDSA #DesignDay on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. "Design now has the power and gravitas to affect real change," says IDSA Board
The Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA)’s International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA 2016®) is open for entry through April 1, 2016, and for the first time, the summer ceremony and gala will be held in the iconic setting of The Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, MI. For 35 years, IDEA
Quick poll to industrial designers: When did you decide on industrial design for your career? If you answered "I knew I wanted to do this since childhood," congratulations: you're basically a unicorn. For the rest of us, the story we hear most often is that of never even knowing about
The premier medical design event—the IDSA Medical Design Conference—takes over the state-of-the-art Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation (CAMLS) in Tampa, FL from Oct. 21-22, 2015. A pre-conference, Experiential Symposium (additional registration required) is scheduled on Oct. 20 with a hands-on operating room/animal lab experience and a contextual usability
The annual portfolio review at the IDSA International Conference is a unique opportunity to showcase your talents, projects and personality to a diverse audience of design professionals all looking for their next great hire. Take advantage of this event to network with peers and hiring managers and fill your contact
The first group of winners in IDSA's International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) have been announced! This year is a momentous one for the prestigious design competition, marking its 35th year while IDSA celebrates its 50th anniversary. We were really happy to see a few of our Core77 2015 Design Awards
Two and a half days of IDEA judging wrapped up in June 2015 at The Henry Ford Museum in Michigan. For the first time, the winners will NOT be revealed to the public until the awards ceremony on August 22 at the IDSA's 2015 International Conference in Seattle.
The New Industrial Revolution, A Future Perfect and 21st Century Change Agents are all part of the Future of the Future—as the Industrial Designers Society of America hosts its International Conference during the Society's 50th year while its prestigious International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) celebrates 35 years.
The annual International Design Excellence Awards competition is underway so don't miss your chance to enter!
Top finisher Donkey Kong Derby CarText & images courtesy of Zach Kaplan / InventablesThis year at the IDSA International Conference, Inventables teamed up with Computer Aided Technologies, Stratasys, Models Plus and the 3D Printer Experience to hold a pinewood 3D-printed derby contest, Launch Day. Back in July, we made an...
This past weekend was the occasion for the annual IDSA International Conference, the premier professional development and networking event for Industrial Designers practicing in the States... and, as Conference Chair Paul Hatch noted, increasingly from abroad as well. The ever-self-deprecating Founder of Teams Design MC'd the lecture sessions, as noted...
The IDSA International Conference is just under three weeks away, and if you have yet to make plans to be in Chicago from August 21–24, we strongly suggest you do so ASAP. As always, the lineup of speakers is pretty stacked, and while we've crossed paths with many of this...
Chicago Bean Sunrise by Lara Images Since we've already highlighted the Speaker Line-Up and the Program for the IDSA 2013 International Conference, not to mention the fact that attending is only way you'll get a chance to create a 3D Printed Flying Car, is there much else we need...
A paper airplane flying contest might have cut it at some engineering conference in the 1950s, but the upcoming 2013 IDSA conference will be holding something considerably more exciting. Come August 24th in Chicago, ten 3D-printed cars will be launched down a model of a ski jump, and the car's...
Picking our Gold faves for the 2013 IDSA International Design Excellence Awards is never easy. This year we dug the ERO Concrete Recycling Robot, LittleBits' modular electronic building blocks, Evotech and IDEO's low-cost endoscope, and the SpareOne emergency cell phone. And now that we've picked out some socially important, ecologically-responsible,...
Although the waterspout photos were a new one for us, we've become aware of natural disasters in a way that would have been impossible twenty years ago, now that everyone with a cell phone camera is a de facto AP photographer. But there are plenty of disasters we have yet...
Of all the branches of industrial design that one could pursue, the design of medical devices is arguably the most important to society—and the least sexy-sounding. Automotive design probably wins the Most Sexy title, at least in the eyes of your average starry-eyed design student, so it's ironic that medical...
Building blocks taught children to stack things. Legos teach kids to build objects systematically. Now a company called littleBits wants to push building blocks to the next level by integrating electronics, teaching children that they can achieve more sophisticated results by combining a series of predetermined components with specific technological...
There's a reason demolitionists use explosive charges to take buildings down: Abject destruction is a relatively quick way to dismantle rebar-reinforced concrete. But boy does it create one helluva mess to clean up:Smaller-scale demolition techniques require massive machinery to pulverize buildings chunk by chunk, while workers spray the destruction with...
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