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“IDEA is the award by designers, for designers." Now the International Design Excellence Awards trophy and brand are getting a new look.
"Everyone I met had several definitive takeaways for home and business. It was a brilliant experience for me and I learned a lot, too." said conference chair Jeevak Badve, IDSA
Best of the Best
IDSA IDEA 2017 unveils Gold and Silver winners. Microsoft HoloLens chosen as Best in Show.
IDSA's new Young Educator of the Year takes sketching to a whole new level. See how you can become a part of SQ1.
"The most important part of designing for disabilities is understanding the dignity factor: the need for help without giving up living norms."
See how an IDSA IDEA 2017 Gold winner "quadrupled its profits, with one big design idea."
3 Things UX Designers Can Learn from ID
The authors of
Understanding Industrial Design: Principles for UX and Interaction Design
think you should know how, where and why industrial and interaction design meet.
Best-Designed Kitchen Accessories
For people who want to take their kitchens into a more stylized realm, the International Design Excellence Awards, put on by IDSA, are a good place to start.
Ford Is Using Microsoft’s HoloLens
to Design Cars
Ford is using Microsoft’s HoloLens, an IDEA 2017 Gold winner, to let designers quickly model out changes to cars, trucks and SUVs. This allows designers to see the changes on top of an existing physical vehicle, instead of the traditional clay model approach to car design.
A Walk With
CNN features IDSA member Yves Behar in the first installment of a new series in which "some of the world's most visionary urban designers take you on a stroll."
Products of Design Masters
At the School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York City, students encounter one of the most multi-disciplinary programs in design, covering industrial, interaction, graphic, service and social design.
“Striking the right balance between intelligent, high-tech robot and family-friendly, lifestyle product was at the forefront of our minds when developing the design for Aire." said Bill Webb, IDSA.
There Are "Two Halves" to Great Design
Some design flaws are obvious, but what about the subtler forms of bad design, the flaws of which make our lives ever so slightly harder every day.
Land Rover Hints at Future Design
Land Rover's Chief Design Officer, said: “Creating a positive emotional response is central to Land Rover’s modernist design philosophy. Every line and every feature has a purpose. It’s an approach defined by creative intelligence.”
Furniture for Victims of Displacement
10 students from Finland's Lahti University of Applied Sciences have designed a collection of essential furniture items for those affected by natural disasters and the refugee crisis.
Design You Can Hear
The Museum of Arts and Design in New York opened "Sonic Arcade: Shaping Space with Sound" which explores the design world beyond standard visual and tactile stimulations.
Inside Hyundai's New Design Studio
Hyundai Motor Co. has opened a hulking new design studio for its Hyundai and Genesis brands that will allow the automaker to work on 24 separate vehicles at the same time. The main goal of the new studio will be to accelerate the product development process.
Looks like Under Armour is going cross-country to take on Nike. The athletic wear giant based in Baltimore, MD is opening an Innovation Hub in Portland, OR. The new footwear design and development center includes a biomechanics lab and training center for athletes to test products.
Combating Xenophobia with Design
Talking Hands is a migrant-run design workshop in Italy where asylum seekers make and sell furniture, embroidery and textiles.