When the 2012 IDEA Jury convened at the Henry Ford to evaluate this year's entries, we posed a few questions to some jurors to gain some insight on what they saw and how they went about judging the most excellent design in the world.
What trends did you observe in the categories you evaluated?
How do you distinguish good from great design?
Is there a secret to creating an outstanding entry?
Congratulations to the winners and finalists of the IDEA 2012 competition! The IDEA 2012 online gallery will feature all winning and finalist entries. The fall Innovation yearbook issue will also profile winners and their products and list finalists.
In addition to this recognition, IDSA offers a number of other opportunities for winners and finalists to maximize their exposure and promote their IDEA win this year:
HERNDON, Va., Feb. 14, 2012 – The Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) has extended the late entry deadline for its annual International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA®) to Feb. 24. For over 30 years, IDEA has recognized design excellence in products, sustainability, interaction design, packaging, strategy, research and concepts. This year, IDSA introduced six new categories to IDEA: digital design, social impact design, bathroom, spas and wellness, gardens and outdoors, kitchens, and living room and bedroom.
DULLES, Va., Jan. 17, 2012 – The Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) has assembled this year’s International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA®) jury to choose the IDEA 2012 honorees. Nineteen international design experts from design consultancies, corporations and universities compose the jury. The jury members include:
“Great design begins and ends with a deep understanding of people’s innermost needs and desires with a responsibility to society. When designers are successful at this, it creates tremendous economic value and makes life and the world a better place.”
Davin Stowell CEO, Smart Design IDEA 2011 Jury Chair
On Monday, Sept. 12, Messiah College opened the IDSA: Design of the Decade exhibition in the Aughinbaugh Gallery at the Climenhaga Fine Arts Center. The exhibition displays the winners of the 2010 Design of the Decade program, which represents outstanding examples of the smart contribution design is making to business and society. The exhibition will run through Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011 and is open to the public.
At the 2011 International Conference in New Orleans, IDSA handed out its IDSA Awards. In January, IDSA invited all members in good standing to champion candidates for the Academy of Fellows, the Personal Recognition Award, Education Awards and the Special Award. Once all of the nominations were received, the 2011 Awards Committee reviewed the nominations and sent their recommendations to the Board of Directors for final approval.
Bespoke, Boeing and Microsoft Capture Top Honors for Design Excellence
DULLES, Va., Sept. 24, 2011 – On Sept. 17, the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) unveiled the Best in Shows for the 2011 International Design Excellence Awards® (IDEA) at its annual international conference in New Orleans. Bespoke Fairings, Boeing Dreamliner 787 and Windows Phone 7 each claimed a Best in Show nod.