Skip to main content
What is ID?
Industrial Designers Society of America
News & Info
Take the Creative Lead Webinars
Good Design = Good Business
Special Interest Sections
Academy of Fellows
Young Educator Award
Personal Recognition Award
Student Merit Awards
What is ID?
Board of Directors
Student Design Competition
Enter by June 1
Teknor Apex Becomes an IDSA Ambassador
One of the world's leading, custom compounders of plastics, with a 90-plus year history, Teknor Apex is the newest IDSA Ambassador.
Enter the first IDSA International Conference Lapel Pin Design Competition, by Shapeways and IDSA! The deadline is June 15. The winner will be unveiled in August in Detroit.
Ammunition, founded by Bob Brunner, IDSA, has won the Product Design category in the 2016 National Design Awards (NDA) announced by Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.
IDSA Ambassador 3M Design takes root at Milan Design Week 2016—at the intersection of design, architecture and sustainability. “We aim to elevate awareness of the integral role design plays in creating thoughtful solutions in the area of sustainability,” says 3M Chief Design Officer Eric Quint, IDSA.
New Medication Reminders from Old Ideas
Round Refill uses a pill bottle cap connected to a phone app to remind you when to take pills, let you know when you haven’t and order refills when you’ve run out.
A Voice for ID
RKS Design Founder and CEO Ravi Sawhney, FIDSA, has accepted an invitation to join TechNet, the Voice of the Innovation Economy—a non-partisan, advocacy group of CEOs and senior executives from 70 US-based tech companies.
UX and Try the
Really. Go to a coffee shop, mall, bar, any place people in your target market are, and talk to people.
Eastman Innovation Lab's Farrell Calabrese, IDSA, Takes the Creative Lead on Why #MaterialsMatter. Click here to register now. And post your questions on Twitter @IDSA #IDSAWebinar.
If Credits Don’t Reflect What I Learn, What Does?
I found myself asking more questions about what students really learn in college and where and from whom they learn it. This time, I wanted data.
IDSA's Board Chair-Elect Megan Neese of Nissan reveals How Where we Live, Will Reshape How we Move. Click here to register for the free, new, live talk. Post questions on Twitter @IDSA #IDSAWebinar now.
Facebook's New Digs
From a room designed to blast music, to a large tub filled with balls, Facebook's new office in Seattle allows employees to go social. Check it out.
A student entrepreneur whose grandfather was debilitated by Parkinson's disease has created a mobility aid to improve the lives of other patients with the condition.
Sewer in a Suitcase?
New York's Center for Urban Pedagogy uses art and design to help people better understand complex laws and systems. For example Sewer in a Suitcase beautifully explains how city sewers work.
MiniToy 3D Printer
Back when my generation were kids, we created projects using the most state-of-the-art technology on the market–Tinkertoys, Erector Sets and the eternally popular LEGO.
Before you launch a Kickstarter campaign…Prepare. Be really clear about why you are doing it and what you expect to get out of it. When launching a project, creators often focus on getting money to buy parts to get things done.
What If the Lack of Women in Tech Isn’t the Problem?
If you spend 40 years trying to fix a problem and it isn’t fixed, maybe it’s time to challenge some of the assumptions underlying that effort.
LEGO Studio Build
Students from Manhattan’s Urban Assembly School of Design and Construction teamed up with architects from BIG, SHoP Architects, Hollwich Kushner and Bernheimer Architecture to build a new galleria of NYC landmarks using Legos.
Design is that Word
Georgia Tech has renamed its College of Architecture, the College of Design, and calls the new name "a better reflection of our academic diversity; a more accurate description of what drives our research; and an idea that unites all five schools in the college."