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New IDSA Board Takes Office
On May 1, 2015, John Barratt, president and CEO of TEAGUE, one of the most established and respected design firms in the world, assumed the position of Chair of the Board of Directors of IDSA.
Harvolt Bike Share System
Matthew Harding recently completed his degree in ID at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. For his final project, Harding designed an Electric Bike Share System.
Jony Ive Picked as Apple CDO
Fast Company and other major design media are reporting Jony Ive, former senior vice president of design at Apple, is now the company's first Chief Design Officer.
3D Breast Implants
A British ID firm says it's pioneered a new approach to 3D printing silicone that potentially can revolutionize the medical industry and enable patients to receive breast implants that perfectly fit their bodies.
And you thought auto designers only designed cars? Think again. From pasta to furniture; laptops to ping pong tables, see what else they're making.
MoMA’s Italy: The New Domestic Landscape exhibit opened on May 26, 1972, showcasing the period’s avant-garde Italian design that set the tone for postmodernism.
Sarah E. Goode
In 1885 Sarah E. Goode was the first African American women to receive a patent—for a folding cabinet bed that converted between a rolltop desk and a bed designed for people who lived in small spaces.
An ID student creates a new way to help ease an age-old condition. Her smart shoe insole finds “prevention-is-better-than-cure” when it comes to diabetes.
A Scottish student creates a device to help stroke patients. She knows the struggle firsthand; she came up with the idea after her father suffered a stroke.
In May 1927 Henry Ford announced that the Model T, 16 million of which had been produced since 1913, would be replaced by the Model A. Ford’s market share had declined to 15%, while General Motors’ had increased to 45% through improved styling.
Frank Lloyd Wright’s son John Lloyd Wright invented Lincoln Logs, inspired by the interlocking beams used in his father’s Imperial Hotel in Tokyo, an earthquake-proof measure, on a visit to the construction site in 1916.
“Great ideas arise from the small details of life.” —Alvar Aalto
What does it take to break into the pet fashion design industry as dressing up dogs in fancy outfits appears to be a rising trend? New York City's Fashion Institute of Technology digs into the pet apparel industry.
VERY Social Media
What's it like to intern for Facebook? A former product design intern say the social media giant offers everything from dodgeball to skateboarding; happy hours to ice cream.
Design @ Work; Design @ Home
Designers who spend their days working on UX or UI are finding their home, sweet homes in the tens of thousands of simple and flat-roofed Modernist abodes in Silicon Valley.
Dies at 89
Danish industrial designer Jacob Jensen, best known for his work with audio product company Bang & Olufsen, has died at age 89.
On May 21, 1927, New Yorker magazine declared that “the machine is the tutelary symbol of universal dynamism.” The Machine Age was born, and the public’s interest in modern design spurred industry.
Wearables for Good
UNICEF is launching a “Wearables for Good Challenge” to find new technology can be used to solve problems in developing countries and drive meaningful change in the lives of women and children.
Beulah Louise Henry
Beulah Louise Henry was often called “Lady Edison” for her prolific inventions in the 1920s–1960s, from umbrellas and toys to a vacuum ice cream freezer and a bobbin-less sewing machine—holding 49 patents in all.