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Scholarship applications will be accepted Feb. 16–March 18, 2016. Find out more.
IDSA has launched the 2016 Student Merit Awards (SMAs) sponsored by Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks.
The Street takes a closer look at whether Amazon is relying more and more on robots to make sure products get to their customers.
Experience the Love
The National Retail Federation reports 44 percent of 24- to 35-year-olds are planning an experience together to celebrate Valentine’s Day, and more than 50 percent say a shared experience is what they’d most like to receive.
Paradox of Creativity
Humble or proud? Extroverted or introverted? Rebellious or conservative? See the 10 Paradoxical Traits of Creative People.
Celebrating Design Through Mind, Body and Senses
The latest installment of “Beauty—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial” kicks off Feb. 12, 2016 at the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York City.
The first place winner and several other winners of the 23rd annual Student Design Competition sponsored by IHA are IDSA Student Members.
Storybook Ending Disney Trip
A team of NC State students designed a traveling theme-park experience featuring some of Disney’s most popular stories to win third place in Walt Disney Imagineering’s 25th Imaginations design competition last month.
Tim Brown explains why IDEO has joined the kyu collective—"today’s advanced technologies — AI, genomics, robotics, data science, the IoT — have so outpaced our industrial-era organizations and infrastructure.
Nature's Design Principles
A biotechnological approach can often lead to designs that are highly efficient with minimal waste, much like those in nature.
Apple Copycat Falling Apart
Last year, HTC announced the HTC One A9—essentially a shameless clone from an ID perspective of the iPhone 6. HTC's marketing materials referred to it as a "design worth imitating."
3D Printed Stainless Steel
A team of students from the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, have designed and produced a fully functioning 3D printed stainless steel bike.
“With things like creative problem-solving and innovation becoming more and more important, I really think we’re at a turning point,” says RISD President Roseanne Somerson on her one-year anniversary.
Outdoor Product Design Degree
Utah State University students now have the opportunity to earn a degree in Outdoor Product Design and Development, giving aspiring gear designers a head start.
Who is to Blame?
Cross-functional teams pull ideas from team members for all parts of an organization, including engineering, finance, accounting, marketing and customers. But mistakes happen. Who is at fault?
Does Detroit Have Designs on the Super Bowl?
It's been 10 years since Detroit hosted the Super Bowl. As it scores a resurgence, is it time for the city to bid again for the big game?
The Resurgence of the Motor City
It's impossible to separate the recent hard times and subsequent revitalization of Detroit from the cars that are created there. In fact, I think that's true of all artistic endeavors.