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The Explosion of Consumer Data
The rapid expansion of the IoT, is the spark behind the explosion of user data. Some believe that giving users control over their data will precipitate even greater changes in product design.
There’s a way to give that’s not so obvious: Getting out there, perhaps traveling a bit to share your time and your knowledge with those who value it–the students who will one day replace you.
Designers in Chicago
A new Cultural Center exhibit shows how much design innovation came from black artists in Chicago. The exhibit includes work from the late Charles Harrison, L/IDSA.
Boeing Gives to Innovation Center
“Boeing is committed to inspiring the next generation of innovators and equipping them with the skills they need to excel in the modern workforce,” said Boeing Chairman, President, and CEO Dennis Muilenburg.
150 Years of Designs
The book "Iconix: Exceptional Product Design," is a comprehensive collection of iconic product design objects. The book is set for release on Nov. 20.
Making Tiny Homes
“When you’re designing for someone’s backyard, it’s very different from designing a house on a virgin piece of land,” Yves Béhar, IDSA, says.
Debunking Usability Studies
For healthcare, it’s all too common to think of usability studies as a box to check to satisfy regulatory requirements. But by doing this, companies leave good information on the table.
70 Years on Wheels
This years’ ArtCenter College of Design’s annual Car Classic celebrated the 70th anniversary of the College’s Transportation Design Program. The show highlighted 90 cars, motorcycles, trucks and trailers from around the world, an astounding 75 of which came from ArtCenter graduates.
Google’s VP of hardware design discussed the evolving and increasingly human design language of their products and future devices on Vergecast.
Rebranding to Meet Demands
Taking millennial consumer trends and needs into account, personal finance platform TurboTax has revamped the brand’s design and received a Gold IDEA.
Women & Design: Building Diversity in Industrial Design
It’s no secret that industrial design is still a boy’s club. Statistics differ from source to source, but there seems to be a general agreement that women make up somewhere between 10-15 percent of industrial designers.
Calling BS on Design Thinking
An Ideo partner discusses how design thinking can be used as a superficial tool to make a company seem innovative–even when it’s not.
A group of Arizona State University design students are collaborating with middle schoolers to bring to life a public art installation that will debut next month.
Challenges and Opportunities
Product Designer, Wai-Loong Lim, discusses the top challenges and opportunities of doing business in China.
The Business Value of Design
How do companies deliver exceptional designs, launch after launch? What is design worth? To answer these questions, McKinsey Design conducted the most extensive and rigorous research undertaken anywhere to study the design actions that leaders can make to unlock business value.
A Bundle of Contradictions
A Q&A with the author of a new biography that examines the bundle of contradictions that was Philip Johnson.
A Helping Hand
“In this case, design was able to bring two groups of people together in the community to accomplish one goal: to improve the mobility and life of a very special dog,” Dosun Shin, IDSA, said.
Yearbook of Excellence
Read all about the Gold, Silver and Bronze winners of IDEA 2018.
Lighting the Way to Healing
WIM received both a Gold IDEA 2018 in the Student Designs category as well as the Best in Show.
Peace for All
SNOO won both a Gold 2018 IDEA in Children's Products as well as the Curator's Choice Award.