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Making a List...
From entertainment to outdoor recreation, and much more, the IDEA 2015 Hoilday Gift Guide offers plenty of generous ideas from which to choose this season.
"One of our Own"
David Teubner, IDSA, CSULB assistant professor, referred to Nohemi Gonzalez as “Energetic, bubbly, warm, wonderful and crazy….”
IDSA Takes a Stand on Latest Design Patent Fee Proposal
IDEA 2016 Jury Chair Cameron Campbell has a "strong and uplifting" conversation with IDSA Women in Design Section Vice Chair Ti Chang.
"Ever since I can remember, I’ve been intrigued by industrial design." —Nick Jonas
Ecodesign: The Next Challenges
Approaches to ecodesign and design for sustainability have been around for a while, but many designers are still uncertain about where to begin, and how far to go. Join IDSA for this two-part webinar.
“In the consumer society, beauty can also be a smokescreen—a tool for distracting our attention from the bad and the false.” —Bruce Mau
Betty Crocker was “born” in 1921. At first she was just a signature on letters answering consumers’ baking questions. Then in 1924 she acquired a voice for the nation’s first radio cooking show. And in 1936 she finally had a face.
Eero Saarinen’s 1948 womb chair was the first fiberglass chair to be mass produced. Because fiberglass was in its infancy, Saarinen and Knoll worked with a boat builder to develop manufacturing methods for the piece.
Mazda unveiled the first Miata at the 1989 Chicago Auto Show. Designed by Mazda staff headed by Tom Matano, the MX-5 exceeded the company’s first-year sales projections by double.
Five Rules of Opportunity Design for Brands
Airbnb and Uber not only emerged as viable disruptors because of their understanding of consumer needs; they seized unrecognized opportunities.
Silver to Steel
Carnegie Museum of Art unveils the untold story of a great American designer with "Silver to Steel: The Modern Designs of Peter Muller-Munk."
Crazy Apple Interview Questions
Not surprisingly, landing a job at Apple is no small feat, and the company’s interview process ensures that only the best and brightest are able to walk through the doors.
Electrolux Model 30
Lurelle Guild, whose corporate clients included Westinghouse and Alcoa, is most known for his streamlined redesign of the Electrolux vacuum cleaner in 1937, which remained unchanged into the 1950s.
On November 22, 1935, Pan American Airways initiated international air travel between San Francisco and Manila with its Martin M-130 China Clipper with interiors designed by Norman Bel Geddes.
On November 21, 1984, Jeff Smith, Gerard Furbershaw and Robert Brunner founded LUNAR.
Why Aren't Vibrators as Good as Other Gadgets?
Strip away the erotic, and vibrators are, fundamentally, just another gadget—and a rather simple one at that. Why, at such a great time for tech, do vibrators lag behind?
In 1920, the first three-colored traffic light, designed by Detroit policeman William Potts, was installed at Michigan and Woodward Avenues in Detroit, one of the busiest intersections in the world.
Just Do It,
“Believe. Then see it." Nike prepares to open a major store in Detroit in 2016, just as IDSA brings its International Conference to #ComebackCity. Read more in
The Detroit News.
IoT Key to Quick Product Development?
"Biggest metamorphosis in decades." The internet of things (IoT) is taking product lifecycle management (PLM) to a different level. Find out how.