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Movement Against Screen Schmutz
“Business has only two functions—marketing and innovation.” –Milan Kundera
DuPont Chemist Wallace Carothers invented nylon in 1935, and by 1938 it was in production, mainly for hosiery, until wartime need usurped it as a substitute for Japanese silk.
Consumer Product Safety Act
Congress passed the Consumer Product Safety Act in 1972 to “protect the public against unreasonable risks of injuries and deaths associated with consumer products.”
In the 1970s Harvey Poppel invented Harvey Balls, pictograms that simplify at-a-glance comparisons that contain a complex mix of criteria—not to be confused with Harvey Ball, the inventor of the smiley face.
Out of This World Design
ID students are teaming up with NASA to set their sights on outer space.
Is the Milan Furniture Fair Bad for Design?
Milan's furniture fair has become a celebration of marketing over design and has helped feed the public perception of design as a superficial discipline, says design critic Alice Rawsthorn.
A More Sustainable 3D Printing Option
This new device recycles plastic bottles into 3D-printing material.
Industrial Design vs Product Design
The definition and differentiation of industrial design and product design are debated, confused and sometimes vary given the context in which they’re used. Let's clear things up.
IDSA Fellow Lorraine Justice Speaks
at TED University 2015
In March, IDSA Fellow and Board Member Lorraine Justice, PhD, spoke at TED University 2015 in Vancouver.
Pixar’s Rendering Software Now Free
Renderman, Pixar’s fabled software that can simulate extremely realistic lighting on 3D objects, is now free to download for non-commercial use.
Does 3D Printing Present a Risk to IP?
3D printing technologies may represent a threat, particularly for businesses that have not maintained or extended their IP protection.
Is Product Design Falling Behind?
CHOICE finds out what's happening in design research to make things easier for us to use as we get older.
“Lots of companies don’t succeed over time. What do they fundamentally do wrong? They usually miss the future.” –Larry Page
IKEA Launches Flat-Pack Shelters
After unveiling the prototype design back in 2013, IKEA has now announced that it's producing 10,000 of its flat-pack temporary shelters to help refugees who have been made homeless by conflict and natural disasters.
2nd Lives Caps
A kit by Coca-Cola in Vietnam to give used plastic bottles a second life in all kinds of charming ways.