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Defining Product Design
It seems there are not enough designers to meet the demand. Startups and mid-sized companies have immense promise, but struggle to find designers.
Emotional Design Increases Engagement
Designing for customer delight can lead to competitive advantage and growth.
First Female Auto Designer
Helene Rother was the first female automotive designer, a refugee and a single mom. She started at Marvel Comics and ended up at General Motors.
By bringing their talents to the male-dominated engineering field, women are sparking innovation and making robots more humane.
"Heart of Industrial Design"
William Plumb, FIDSA, Passes Away at age of 84
Pushing the Edges of Design
Just in time for #IDSANEDDC...
On your way to or from IDSA's Northeast District Design Conference at RISD in Providence March 31 to April 1, check out Boston Design Week from March 29 to April 9!
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Women of NASA Legos
Lego will release a "Women of NASA" set honoring female leaders in space exploration. The five figurines include the first female astronaut, Sally Ride, and mathematician Katherine Johnson, shown here.
CNN Tech Buzzes Over IDSA Student Member’s Project
Pip Tompkin Design Studio becomes the newest IDSA Ambassador, delcaring the Society provides "a framework for designers around the world to have conversations on the topics which define our time."
Rethinking Photoshop Ethics
Ten years ago, the Designers Accord aimed to establish a code of ethics around sustainability in the design industry. Fast forward to the Retouchers Accord, a Hippocratic oath for authenticity in images.
A New Kind of STRAW
Fast food giant McDonald’s is trying to update a tried and true device with the STRAW, or the Suction Tube for Reverse Axial Withdrawal.
5 Biggest Mistakes Made by Toy Companies
No. 1: Underestimating the importance of intellectual property.
Not a Starving Artist
Though the bottom 10% of commercial and industrial designers earn less than $40,000 per year, those at the top end of the scale make more $100,000 annually.
Building Bridges through Design
Before 1999 there was no such thing as a sport hijab. Cindy van den Bremen invented one when she discovered a girl was being expelled from gym-class due to her supposedly unsafe hijab.
Apple iCar Designs
It was a big disappointment for motorists and dreamers alike when the plug was pulled on plans for an Apple car. Designers at Click Mechanic have imagined what the vehicles might have looked like.
10 Ways to Find an ID Firm
Angela Yeh, IDSA, weighs in on what to look for when hiring an ID firm. Does YOUR studio meet the criteria?
The International Child Art Foundation (ICAF), in partnership with the Design Learning Network, has recently published an edition of the ChildArt Magazine entitled: “Learning From Design!”