More than 400 design students, practitioners and educators gathered at the Rochester Institute of Technology Oct. 18-20 for the second consecutive Thought at Work Industrial and Interaction Design Student Conference.
Students representing 16 universities—including Syracuse University, Columbus College of Art and Design, Carnegie Mellon, Ohio State and Penn State—attended nearly 60 events in a single weekend!
Excellent design is now recognized as essential for business success. Design thinking is equally beneficial in the business world and social domain. 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 April 5 and May 15.
IDSA has partnered with DMI to offer our members and supporters over 20% off of registration to DMI's 2013 Design Leadership Conference in Boston, MA, November 5-6.
This conference aims to gather a global, cross-disciplinary community to hear leading practitioners share critical perspectives on the complexities, challenges and approaches to creating effective customer experiences. Attendees will:
Introducing the next, interactive webinar in IDSA’s Design Success Webinar Series. Join Angela Yeh, founder and president of Yeh IDeology LLC, as she offers tips and strategies for maximizing your career opportunities and positioning yourself for the career you have been dreaming about.
With the help of students working through the Spin-In program at the University of Delaware, Tony Middlebrooks, Affiliate IDSA and Jules Bruck have taken the physical iDea Fan Deck and transformed it into an inexpensive design-based problem solving tool for students, professionals and innovators across all fields.
What is it? How does it work? Tony explains thusly:
Here’s the scene: 60 students from five design programs trek to a patch of land in northern Alabama that stretches for more than 3,000 acres. They arrive with modest camping gear, a few clothing items, some toiletries and whatever small hand tools they can carry. They are immediately tasked with a week’s worth of design challenges and they have to figure out ways to work as teams to get things done.
Sounds like a great way to spend part of your summer break, no?
“Charles Pollock, an industrial designer whose vision of 'a simple line in space' led him to develop sleek, functional chairs that became a hallmark of executive suites in the latter 20th century, died [Aug. 24] in a fire in South Jamaica, Queens. He was 83.”