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Leadership Panel - 2015 International Conference
On August 22, 2015, IDSA's first Future of Design Leadership panel brought together some of the biggest names in industrial design to the International Conference in Seattle.
Just What the Doctor Ordered
Transform, learn, imagine, practice, prove, create and share… See why CAMLS is the place to be in October.
Making Things Happen
IDSA is calling on members to design the logo for the next International Conference, set for August 17-20, 2016 in Detroit.
@IDSA #IDSAMedical15 to Explore Latest in Medical Design
Future of the Future
Draws Designers from
Around the World
Hundreds of designers converged on Seattle, WA to mark IDSA’s 50th anniversary and the International Design Excellence Awards’ 35th anniversary at the 2015 IDSA International Conference—Future of the Future. More than 800 people from 20 countries, ranging from Australia to India, and Chile to Somalia, were in attendance. The reviews are flooding in.
“Color is the fruit of life.”
For his master’s thesis project at San Francisco State University in 1968, industrial design student Charles Hall created the first waterbed, which he originally called “the pleasure pit.”
A Brief History of The Humble Plastic Chair
...and its oil-free future - by Karim Rashid
Paper or Plastic?
The single-use plastic bag, designed in 1965 by Gustaf Thulin Sten, was only used by 10 percent of US stores in 1983. But two years later, Kroger and Safeway adopted them, and the number rose to 75 percent.
Nest Gets Into the Smart-Lock Game
Yale, the lock company, unveiled a digital lock that taps into the “smart home” system designed by Nest.
The Future in Wearable Tech
Can design compliment function? Faculty and students from Pasadena’s ArtCenter College of Design say it can.
At IDSA’s annual conference in San Antonio, TX, on October 1, 1980, the first Industrial Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) were granted. In 2004 the program was renamed the International Design Excellence Awards.
Autodesk Acquires netfabb
Autodesk signed a definitive acquisition agreement, expanding their software holdings through netfabb, as well as making a strategic investment in FIT Technology Group, netfabb’s now-former parent company.
This Car Knows
An experimental new dashboard computer can not only keep track of your behavior behind the wheel, but even predict what you’re about to do next.
Street Murals in Detroit Rival Anything
45 artists applied their skills to the walls of Detroit’s historic Eastern Market area for Murals In The Market.
On September 30, 1965, IDSA’s first annual conference, Design For Industry, convened at the Drake Oakbrook Hotel in Oakbrook, IL, with a keynote address given by Charles Eames.
Product Development Collaboration: A Design for Success
Can Good Design Help Raise More Money For Cancer?
Instead of having a can-like design, the new donation change box looks almost like a silicon vase, dangling from a handle. It's soft and inviting, bowing almost humbly towards the giver.
90 Years of Chrysler Design
Through the last 90 years, Chrysler vehicles were known for innovative engineering, groundbreaking style and “looking more expensive than they were."
"I want to make things that recede into the background.” —Dieter Rams