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IDSA Ambassador 3M Launches Design Center in Japan
Helping the Blind and Elderly Cook
Folks is a range of kitchen tools for the blind based on familiar cooking instruments, sensory feedback and tactile cues. The collection aims to allow those without sight to prepare food “just like common folks.”
Fourth Jury Trial for Apple v Samsung
The Apple v Samsung lawsuit is getting a big "reset," thanks to last year's US Supreme Court ruling on design patents.
Two IDSA members have been elected to serve on the World Design Organization's Board of Directors 2017–19 term. See what's ahead.
The Zipper Reinvented
A Japanese design studio recently designed five new zippers for the manufacturer YKK that completely upend the fastener.
Crowdsourcing Ideas for the Olympics
Coke announced a collaboration with Adobe for a new crowdsourcing campaign called “Coke x Adobe x You,” in which Coca-Cola is calling for designers to create their own Olympic-themed designs using its brand images and Adobe’s suite of design apps.
Metaproject Immerses Students in Design Challenges
What’s the most important life lesson a design student can learn? You could make a case for highly conceptual theories about inspiration or creative flow. But what students at the RIT experience in a senior seminar called Metaproject is a dose of market reality: It’s not always about big ideas, but about how you meet a need.
Making the Case
IDSA members Mitzi Vernon and Bryce Rutter, PhD, rally for ID programs at the University of Kentucky.
IDSA members are among the chairs and speakers at the first International Association of Societies of Design Research Congress to be held in North America.
Doodle All Day
The chief design officer of Nike, discusses his dyslexia made him look at the world differently, why he doodles and how he manages 1,000 designers.
Designing “Happiness and Empowerment”
Akshay Sharma, IDSA, is resuming a 14-year career at Virginia Tech as chair of the industrial design program because he missed working with students.
How Millennials View Sustainable Products
Kiersten Muenchinger, IDSA, asked YAs what material- and design-related factors they consider important to a product’s sustainability. The results may surprise you.
Drawing Unlocks Creativity
Drawing is taught as a form of visual thought, a method of investigating the world and generating new ideas or solving problems, even a mode of self-discovery.
NVIDIA Opens Holodeck VR Design Suite
The Holodeck "intelligent" VR platform helps engineers and designers build and interact with photorealistic people, objects and robots in a fully simulated environment.
Ray & Charles Eames Take Over
A room filled with furniture experimentations and a display designed specifically for children are among the four zones making up a huge Eames retrospective at the Vitra Design Museum.
If Kids Designed Houses
We lust after mansions, more bathrooms and pools and hope that one day in the future it’ll all be ours. But what do kids, when given the chance to design the house of their future, want?
National Design Week 2017
From coast to coast, see what's happening in Design Across America.
10 Days to Change the World
Industrial designers are taking the stage at the World Design Summit 2017, which kicked off Oct. 16 in Montreal.
Improve Your Product Drawing
Calling all designers, engineers, and would-be sketching aficionados! Grab your drawing sticks because Inktober 2017 has officially kicked off!
How a Pair of Scissors Made Design History
The story behind their design involves the advent of ergonomic design in the 1960s, a companywide vote and one very happy accident.