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Welcome to the New IDSA.org


IDSA holds a unique place in the design community. In a free-market society, design thrives because consumers have choice–and choice drives innovation and excellence. However, there has to be an independent forum for practitioners to discuss and improve their craft while resolving the pressing issues in their field. This is the basis of an association in the United States and it is this simple notion that is rooted in the first amendment of our constitution and our right to free assembly. As such, the law dictates that our association elects, from the membership of designers across the globe, a Chair and a Board who will accept fiduciary duty and responsibility for the long-term strategic direction of the society. IDSA is not a private awards company, media company, or even a for-profit conferences and events company. It is simply you. Join the conversation.


Happy Holidays from IDSA!


On behalf of the staff and leadership at IDSA, we wish you a peaceful holiday with friends and loved ones and a Happy New Year!
IDSA will be closed from Dec. 24th – Jan. 1st. IDEA 2015 opens for entry Jan. 5th.



Henderson Designs US Presentation at Ambiente 2015

Scott Henderson, IDSA has chosen New England as his inspiration in creating the US Partner Country Exhibit at Ambiente 2015.
Member News

IDSA-NY and Ford Sponsor Panel Session on Design Innovation

On December 10, IDSA-NY and Ford sponsored an informative and thought-provoking panel session entitled, “Designing Innovation: Now and Beyond with Ford Motor Company.” Panelists Rama Chorpash, IDSA (moderator), Craig Metros, Ingrid Fetell, Allan Chochinov and Steve Schlaffman discussed a wide range of topics, from “what does it mean to be a pioneer?” to the impact and implications technology has on design, and in turn, that design has on society.

Community News

IDEA 2014 Holiday Gift Guide


Save the Date | Seattle 2015

When designers, educators, students, and business leaders come together to exchange information and ideas, exciting things happen. Mark your calendars now and plan to join us in Seattle, Aug. 19-22, 2015 for our 50th Anniversary conference, chaired by Surya Vanka, IDSA, Director of User Experience at Microsoft Corp. The theme is The Future of the Future: The Next 50 Years. The conference will celebrate the achievements of the design community over the last half century and accelerate reinvention of the profession to ensure its relevance in the 21st century.


Sundberg-Ferar Celebrates Its 80th Anniversary

Member News

IDSA Student Chapter Started at UPENN's School of Design

IDSA welcomes the new Student Chapter at the University of Pennsylvania's (UPENNSchool of Design in Philadelphia, PA. Under the leadership of the Student Chapter Advisor, Peter W. Bressler, FIDSA, the student officers of the chapter have met the requirements for the creation of the chapter. Bressler is a longtime IDSA member and volunteer who has been inducted in IDSA's Academy of Fellows for his tireless support of the Society, the profession and students. The new Student Chapter Officers are Sarah Fadem (President), Jin Ah Lee (Vice President) and Jacob Bennett (Treasurer)

Community News

Save the Date | 2015 District Design Conferences

This spring IDSA will explore the changing and challenging landscape of design from five different angles at five District Design Conferences held across the US between March 26 and May 1.This is a great opportunity for you to explore how design is changing to meet expanding demands, take advantage of new opportunities, network and share ideas with colleagues, business professionals, design educators and students. Learn from subject matter experts, design leaders and visionaries who will enlighten, educate and inspire you as we consider the future of design.