FirstBuild, a wholly-owned subsidiary of GE Appliances, aims to bring more innovations to the home appliance market. At its Kentucky Microfactory—anyone and everyone can come, share ideas, develop projects and check out what's going on.
It's an issue that is crucial to industrial designers, innovators and entrepreneurs—and capturing global headlines in recent years as design patent cases make their way through the legal system. On April 8, 2016, IDSA partnered with the University of Pennsylvania's Law School and the Ivy League institution's Integrated Product Design Program to co-sponsor an invitation-only, roundtable discussion on design patent law.
"The theme Industrial 'Strength' Design is spot on for highlighting the importance that designers play in today's global market." -IDSA Fellow Lou Lenzi, director of industrial design operations, GE Appliances