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The University of Oregon welcomes IDSA's West District Design Conference 2017. “We are so excited to host... for the design community.” Register onsite April 23.
Be a part of IDSA's first Women+Design Summit. All are welcome to register now for great rates!
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Design for Happiness
Can products and services influence, facilitate, or foster customer happiness? And if so, can we then design for happiness?
Washing Machine or Cooking Appliance?
Iftach Gazit from the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Israel understands your desire to multitask and has created Sous La Vie—a way to sous vide food in your washer.
Story Musgrave, Former Astronaut, Now at ArtCenter
Among the many topics he teaches at ArtCenter is a concept he calls “multiple domain synergy” which is about moving ideas from one company or industry to another.
The NJIT’s Idea Factory and Material Dynamics Lab is combining seed bombs—balls of organic matter that protect and help seeds packed within them grow—with hydrogel granulates, sucking in moisture and swelling to up to 400 times their own weight in water.
Taking the Pulse
A new survey aims to find out just what designers are looking for in professional development. Take it now!
Open and Shut
The Atlantic's Sarah Zhang turns to IDSA Member Bryce Rutter, founder and CEO of IDSA Ambassador Metaphase, for an expert opinion on solving a NOT so open-and-shut case.
IDSA member and former #IDSAIDEA winner Fred Bould's new design zooms in on photography. See how.
RISD News takes a closer look at IDSA's District Design Conference 2017.
Just Add Heat
Objects that can change shape within seconds after being exposed to heat demonstrate a novel 4D-printing technique that could one day be used to create medical devices that unfurl on their own in the body during surgical procedures.
When it comes to automation, the marketplace will decide, and the market is not always logical.
Subaru claims "We've made great cars, but not necessarily the most beautiful, now they're really going to be emotionally appealing, to a level they haven't been before."
You avoid fake designer handbags and watches, but what about furniture?
IDSA Election Results
IP on 3D
"This case is an important step forward for 3D trademarks," reports Lexology. See why.