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New IDSA Board Takes Office
On May 1, 2015, John Barratt, president and CEO of TEAGUE, one of the most established and respected design firms in the world, assumed the position of Chair of the Board of Directors of IDSA.
Spring Issue Now Available Online
This special issue of INNOVATION delves into all things related to designing products that are seamless extensions of our hands and mind.
“Great ideas arise from the small details of life.” —Alvar Aalto
What does it take to break into the pet fashion design industry as dressing up dogs in fancy outfits appears to be a rising trend? New York City's Fashion Institute of Technology digs into the pet apparel industry.
VERY Social Media
What's it like to intern for Facebook? A former product design intern say the social media giant offers everything from dodgeball to skateboarding; happy hours to ice cream.
Design @ Work; Design @ Home
Designers who spend their days working on UX or UI are finding their home, sweet homes in the tens of thousands of simple and flat-roofed Modernist abodes in Silicon Valley.
Dies at 89
Danish industrial designer Jacob Jensen, best known for his work with audio product company Bang & Olufsen, has died at age 89.
On May 21, 1927, New Yorker magazine declared that “the machine is the tutelary symbol of universal dynamism.” The Machine Age was born, and the public’s interest in modern design spurred industry.
Wearables for Good
UNICEF is launching a “Wearables for Good Challenge” to find new technology can be used to solve problems in developing countries and drive meaningful change in the lives of women and children.
Beulah Louise Henry
Beulah Louise Henry was often called “Lady Edison” for her prolific inventions in the 1920s–1960s, from umbrellas and toys to a vacuum ice cream freezer and a bobbin-less sewing machine—holding 49 patents in all.
Sur La Table
Can a table save money? French industrial designers think so. Pull up a chair and find out how.
Designing in Circles
Should we think differently about product design, manufacturing and consumption, with the end in mind, or better yet, with no end? How can new design create a circular economy?
A Second Look?
Google Glass may be back. Is the team working on the futuristic, head-mounted computer now focused on developing new smart eyewear and other related products? You may be surprised where clues were found.
Apple v. Samsung: What's in it for Design?
Global news outlets are reporting on a US federal appeals court decision that has left intact much of Apple's legal win against Samsung, but overturned one finding.
In 2004 Ettore Sottsass collaborated with Kartell on a series of stools and accessories. The designs were too complex to produce until 2015 when Kartell announced that three of the pieces would be manufactured.
IDSA Member Takes the Helm of Design West Michigan
Ken Krayer, IDSA, has been named the new executive director of Design West Michigan.
Top 5 Product Design Blogs to Follow
But where does one find the inspiration to build the type of fabulous products that turn casual customers into rabid fans?
How to Conduct a Design Sprint
Design Sprints bring clarity to your roadmap to kickstart and obtain initial validation for product design work.
Google’s 30 Weeks Design Incubator
Learn-by-launching “gives participants a chance to build their entrepreneurship skills in an environment that’s as close to the real thing as possible."