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The Future of Design Leadership Panel (Full version)
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
Remembering Van Valkinburgh
IDSA Life Member and Former IBM ID Director Passes at Age 89
IDSA Board Member
Takes the Stage
at TEDX Detroit
“I prefer drawing to talking. Drawing is faster, and leaves less room for lies.” —Le Corbusier
First Plastic Chair
Joe Colombo designed the first all-plastic chair, Universale, in 1965, comprising just five pieces: the combined backrest and seat and the four legs.
The first dedicated e-readers, the Rocket eBook and the SoftBook Reader, were launched in 1998, but it wasn’t 2011 that sales of e-books began to overshadow traditional books.
The earliest plywood furniture dates to the late 18th century, but it wasn’t until technological advances and experiments by avant garde designers the 1920s and ’30s that cheap attractive mass-produced plywood furniture became feasible.
Prescribed Design Processes Are for Bad Designers
Opinion: we must dispel the myth that design is a predictable and sequential process... because creativity can't be duplicated in laboratory conditions.
3D-Printed Midsole Prototype
The idea, Adidas says, is to get to the point where you can walk into a store, run on a treadmill for a few minutes, and leave with a bespoke, 3D-printed running shoe that fits you perfectly.
Pitfalls of Modern Product Design
It is unlikely that any of the designers were aware of the software tweaks that were installed and sadly their past work is now essentially contaminated.
Yves Behar's Movado
"When some new technology comes out, we say thats the end of what was there before it. But there’s so much room for objects that are beautifully crafted, and that tap into peoples emotions." - Yves Behar
Surface Book Will Redefine How PCs Are Made
The message is clear. If the Dells and HPs of the world won’t innovate, Microsoft will.
Fully Drivable Car Made From Cardboard
1,700 individually shaped cardboard sheets were used to create a fully functional replica of the Lexus IS.
A Calming Presence
Former IDSA member Steve Sato succumbed to pancreatic cancer on Sept. 29, 2015 at his home in Camas, WA.
On October 7, 1976, the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution (since renamed) moved to its current home, the Carnegie Mansion on Fifth Avenue in New York.
During World War I, Bashford Dean, the curator of arms and armor at MoMA, designed helmets for the US military. Although his prototypes were ultimately rejected, his researched influenced combat gear into the 1980s.