Skip to main content
What is ID?
Industrial Designers Society of America
News & Info
Special Interest Sections
Board of Directors
Academy of Fellows
Young Educator Award
Personal Recognition Award
Student Merit Awards
What is ID?
ECF Traffic System
Portable Ventilator Research
IDSA Fills in the Blanks
The Northeast District Design Conference 2015 will be held April 24-25 at The Joseph B. Martin Conference Center at Harvard Medical School in Boston. Register onsite for the whole conference or just a day.
In April 1941, Raymond Loewy et al successfully argued that industrial designers should be exempt from NY taxes, like doctors and lawyers were, thus establishing ID as a legitimate profession.
A Better Way
“The urge for good design is the same as the urge to go on living. The assumption is that somewhere, hidden, is a better way of doing things.” —Harry Bertoia
Olivetti Lettera 22
In April 1956
magazine published Jay Doblin’s “The 100 Best Designed Products,” a ranking devised from a survey of design professionals that named the Olivetti Lettera 22 portable typewriter as the best designed.
Couch Potatoes No More?
How can indoor video gamers turn into outdoor designers? Ask Australian youngsters.
For decades, the Porsche Design Studio has created everything from high-tech dental chairs to airborne modes of transportation to sunglasses and watches.
If you love bikes and have a passion for cutting-edge technology, then you may well be interested in a concept design that works like a Transformer to merge from a car to two separate motorbikes.
If the Shoe Fits...
"Designers need to balance the emotional and the rational, and look for effectiveness and practicality in their designs." —3D-printed basketball sneaker designer. Move over Air Jordan.
Teague and Boeing
Teague began design work on the interior of the Boeing Stratocruiser in 1946 and has designed every Boeing aircraft interior since.
on the Move
Business.Scoop reports ID students have come up with a transportable MRI machine to speed up diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients.
Who's on Top?
ID conceptualizes an apartment building that rotates and rises each unit, so at some point every resident will have a high-rise view.
An Apple a Day
A new study from the Mayo Clinic points to yet another activity that, consistently pursued for decades, may be even more effective at warding off cognitive decline: making art.
85 percent of successful Shark Tank pitches, promote products. Learn about the 10 best industries for landing a deal on the hit TV show.
What If Ford Sold Sailboats and Foosball Tables?
Would you buy a Ford if you could put it in your game room? How about one that skims across the ocean?
Unveiled at the 1965 Tokyo Motor Show, the Toyota 2000GT was the first Japanese sports car to rival those in Europe, not only in terms of performance but also design.
Clay Shapes the Future of Auto Design
In an era of computer-aided design and 3D printing, one traditional craft remains in automakers' design studios—
full-size clay models.
USPTO Patent-Quality Initiative Can Go Further | Commentary
While the PTO’s patent-quality initiative addresses ways to improve patent quality, it’s missing design patents in its reforms.