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“For those of us in this field, being recognized with an IDEA award is among the top honors you can receive,” says Lukas Yates, Mack Chief Designer – Exterior.
The Peeler that Changed ID
To this day, these tools are the best articulation of the potential of inclusive design: Developed for people with arthritis, Good Grips had thick rubbery handles that were also better tools for everyone to use.
A Double Victory
“Our cars are frequently praised for their looks, so it’s refreshing to see how an award-winning product design philosophy can be extended to how we engage with external audiences," said Youngwon Cho of Kia Motors Corporation.
“To win a Gold award in this premier international design competition that recognizes design excellence across a wide range of industries and disciplines is an outstanding honor for our internal design team,” said Martin Chenette, from Teknion Roy & Breton.
Gold for MOTOROiD Concept
Equipped with high-precision balance control via artificial intelligence and autonomous technology, the MOTOROiD can sense its own state and adjust its center of gravity accordingly to stand up off its kickstand and remain upright unassisted.
Design Takes Center Court
Donald Strum, IDSA, MGA&D principal and head of product design led the US Open court furniture project and played out his mentor’s philosophy on center court.
3D Printing Is Not Green
The technology, widely championed as a sustainable alternative to traditional manufacturing, has some key environmental drawbacks.
Students Head to Sesame Street
Fifteen students in RIT’s Industrial Design program will spend this semester designing products for Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street.
Kasa is one of Panasonic's explorations into the ability of products and design in general to influence our moods.
To help reduce the global impact of the 600 billion disposable cups sold each year, Starbucks and McDonald’s are launching a three-year project to build a better cup: one that’s both fully recyclable and compostable.
How Toyota Changed Manufacturing
The Toyota Production System and their kanban, a/k/a lean manufacturing/just-in-time manufacturing methodology, has influenced how things are made all around the world.
AI Is Coming for ID
MIT researchers have debuted a tool that automatically generates products–and analyzes them in detail–on your behalf.
Unreal Studio Powers
A VR headset displays the latest iteration of a BMW design onto a real mock interior. The system has built-in features like virtual driving, which allows the team to test out whether designs for certain controls are impractical.
After a number of years as senior director, Oliver Seil, IDSA, assumed the helm of the design group, where he harnesses Belkin's considerable resources to execute projects that while adhering to Belkin's motto of "People inspired."
Ode to Joy
How do tangible things create this intangible feeling of joy? At first, the answer seemed unequivocal: they don’t. Yet, I noticed many moments when people seemed to find real joy in the material world.
Tonal CEO and founder teamed up with Dan Harden, IDSA, the CEO and principal designer at Whipsaw, to take his engine and turn it into a compact exercise machine that wouldn’t be out of place in the home.
Protect Your Intellect
Every company has some type of intellectual property (IP). Here are some best practices to implement with their own IP.
Design Is Never Neutral
Designers can’t simply make digital products easier to use. They have to think about what’s in the best interests of the user.
From Implants to Ice Cube Trays
Designers like Kiersten Muenchinger, IDSA, love working with silicone because of its durability, flexibility and affordability. But it wasn't always used for household goods.
First iPhone Keyboard Design
An ex-Apple employee is releasing a new book that details Apple’s design process from the inside, retelling his own anecdotes of working on the iPhone and iPad, demoing to Steve Jobs and more.