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Read about the 2018 graduate and undergraduate Student Merit Award Winners.
Charles (Chuck) Harrison (1931 – 2018)
"Chuck is a design legend and an absolute groundbreaker in a profession that still struggles with diversity." —Bob Schwartz, FIDSA
Evers Named IDEA 2019 Chair
"Evers' point of view is so richly informed by the breadth and caliber of her own work in design for which she is internationally renowned."—Megan Neese, IDSA Board of Directors Chair
We Are Evolving
“Providing relevant programming is an essential part in establishing a long-lasting membership value that keeps pace with the evolving needs of our community.” — IDSA Executive Director, Chris Livaudais
Leading the Icon Design Trends
Have you ever wondered how Apple actually ended up leading the design trends when it comes to icons? Are designers sometimes better off fighting against these trends?
Designers in Charge
The stakes have never been higher for Lyft, which unveiled a new design-focused strategy that aims to reshape the way people get around.
Designing for the Army
A recent workshop brought engineers and scientists, industrial design students from CCS, and Soldiers from various disciplines to build new ground vehicle concepts to tackle the Army's biggest challenges.
Starting a Company
The grim reality is that only 4% of startup’s make it to their second year! So to fulfill your start-up dream, you need a strong plan that will help you realize your dream and actually make you a successful organization.
The BetterBin competition offered designers an opportunity to reimagine New York City’s iconic green wire litter basket. The three finalist design teams will now produce 12 full-size prototypes that will be tested in New York City neighborhoods in summer 2019.
A Change In Design
Canada's Industrial Design Act was amended by two federal bills in 2014 and 2015. Read more about the changes and how it could affect international applications for industrial designs to be registered in Canada.
In the wake of the automated theft of AutoCAD designs, some ask, is it also applicable to 3D print designs?
“The Architexture Collection was based on my appreciation of the importance architecture plays in the modern landscape,” Richard Frinier, IDSA, said about the collection winning a Silver IDEA 2018.
20th Century Design
The text of “African American Designers” is highly informative, packed, winningly, with some of the personal stories of the designers trying to navigate between esthetic and profit impulses and between cultures.
Awkward Wokeness Attempt
As forests burn and reefs wither, why must Pantone taunt us by praising the life-affirming nature of all the stuff that’s dying?!
2019's Color of the Year
Living Coral has been chosen by the Pantone Color Institute as its 2019 color of the year.
Can China Catch Up?
In China’s tech scene, designers don’t yet enjoy a seat at the top table the way they do in Silicon Valley, but that’s changing fast.
Luxury Meets Wellness
“If design intuitively guides you as you use a product, you get that beautiful feeling,” says Charles Austen Angell, FIDSA. “It’s a sense of mastery that humans desire.”
Design Excellence Drives Market Performance
Dr. Bryce Rutter, IDSA, believes employing a user-centered design strategy in orthopedic device development can set a company apart from competitors.
Before Raymond Loewy, FIDSA, was designing trains, he got his foot in the door at the Pennsylvania Railroad by designing a trash can for Penn Station in New York City. Read more about his life in the new biography.
World IP Indicators
Worldwide demand for IP tools reached record heights in 2017, with China driving the growth in filings for patents, trademarks, industrial designs and other IP rights that are at the heart of the global economy.