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Registration is now open for IDSA Central District Design Conference 2018: THINK local | CHANGE global happening April 27–28 at the Columbus College of Art & Design in Ohio. Register today!
A day before our IDSA Medical Design Conference 2018 in Boston, join one-of-a-kind labs that you won't find anywhere else. Register now!
Trying to succeed as a startup is hard enough. Getting a frivolous patent infringement demand letter in the mail can make it a whole lot harder.
Improve Your Portfolio
For an industrial designer, there are few things more significant than your portfolio. We all understand its importance, so here are a few pointers.
ID in the Age of IoT
Paul Hatch, IDSA, describes his design firm's expansion from ID to fields like UI and the IoT and explains why product nurturing will become more important than actual product design.
Success by Design
How did IDEA juror Michael DiTullo, IDSA, go from failing student to owning his own firm? Read part 1 of an interview with DiTullo and learn how he made it all happen.
$1B+ Deal for HTC Design Talent
Google’s $1.1 billion deal to acquire most of HTC’s smartphone design division has officially closed. The deal involves more than 2,000 HTC employees transferring to Google.
Wendell Castle Passes
Wendell Castle, the whimsical designer who coaxed wood into mind-bending shapes that blurred the boundary between furniture and fine art, died on Jan. 20 at 85. (Shown with Pattie Moore, FIDSA)
Discussing the Artistic Process
“I favor bio-inspiration because it’s the most inclusive, it’s the most broad and it sort of covers a mix,” Brook Kennedy, IDSA, said. “That’s basically just design that’s somehow inspired by a natural system.”
Improve Your Portfolio
No matter who you're presenting your design work to, the art of verbal communication can be as important as what you have created visually. Young designers can improve their portfolio presentation by following a few steps.
Nike used algorithms to help design its latest running shoe.
Designing for the Aging
As we age our homes can become an unsafe place to live. Judd Lord, IDSA, discusses how homes can be retrofitted to achieve a universal design that is safe for an aging population.
Medical Device Tax Suspension
Medical device companies have applauded the US Congress for taking action once again and suspending the medical device tax.
The Man Behind Google’s Pixel 2
For designers, smartphone screens are one of the most challenging elements to design. Google creative lead Alberto Villarreal, IDSA, explains his vision of creating the perfect phone and the future of smartphone design.
Sketch or Scenario
IDSA International Design Conference 2017 speaker Marlisa Kopenski says that business and design don't speak different languages. They just use different vocabularies.
In the industry, Adrian van Hooydonk has made a name for himself as a design manager and a groundbreaking visionary.
Crafting Her Ply
Designer Carol Catalano, IDSA, is interviewed by HermanMiller
on her two decades of experimenting with molded plywood.
Bellwether for Design
In applianceDesign magazine, Lou Lenzi, FIDSA, hails the benefits of the IDSA Student Merit Awards---just as the 2018 undergraduate competition opens for entry at the school-level.
ID students from RIT (the site of IDSA's NEDDC 2018!) serve up quite the experience at the restaurant of an industrial designer turned chef. See how.