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5 Design Trends
"There’s plenty to be excited about when it comes to design," reports LIz Stinson of Gizmodo. See why.
The Best of CES 2018
Of the thousands of new products on display at CES, these lucky 21 are the standouts identified by
that will help define the next year in technology.
CDOs on the Rise
The term "chief design officer" was coined when Ernesto Quinteros, IDSA, was hired at Johnson & Johnson in 2014. Executives with design backgrounds are rising to the top and, in some cases, delivering billions in new revenue.
At the Helm
IDSA has a new interim executive director. Meet Chris Livaudais and find out what’s on the horizon for the Society and its members.
Leaving a Legacy
Former IDSA President Robert Smith, FIDSA, has died after a design career that spanned almost four decades. See how he made a mark on design and is leaving a creative legacy.
ID Market Insights 2018 to 2022
The Global Industrial Design Services Market Research Report 2018–2022 recapitulates the factors that will be responsible for the growth in the market in the forecasted period.
11 Years Already?
Eleven years ago, Steve Jobs announced a wide-screen iPod with touch controls, a revolutionary mobile phone and a breakthrough internet device. But it wasn't three products, it was one.
A day before our IDSA Medical Design Conference 2018 in Boston, join one-of-a-kind labs that you won't find anywhere else. Register now!
Sophie Cheam, IDSA
"If you want to see more women designers in leading roles, then become one. As in everything else in design—it’s a process," says the vice chair of IDSA's record-setting San Francisco Chapter.
In the Lead
Josh Nelson, IDSA
Meet the former IDEA Gold winner who works hard not only to pass on his knowledge to the next generation of West Coast designers—but also to affect lives through healthcare design.
In the Lead
Top Awards Programs
Dozens of companies and awards programs recognize new product innovations. The International Design Excellence Awards was recognized as one of the top awards programs for new products.
Best Designed Products of 2017
Good product design has the power to redefine the way we interact with the world. Business Insider highlights some of the IDEA 2017 winners.
10 New Principles of Good Design
Dieter Rams’s design principles get a 21st-century update.
Beetles Could Inspire Better Medical Tools
New research into the thistle tortoise beetles is sparking new ideas into how to make better catheters.
'Tis the season to travel! From ping pong and board games, to innovative workspaces and pet friendly attitudes, the hotel lobbies of today are not just for checking in. See how design plays a role.
“I do have somewhat of a reputation for being a little bit harder, a bit ‘grumpy,’ but they said I’d be perfect for it." See who's playing St. Nick and spreading holiday cheer with his ID students.
IDSA SF's Linda Jiang's Essential phone design is among Bloomberg's Best Gadgets of 2017. "For a combination of performance, price and stunning industrial design, nobody came close to the Essential." See why, and what other products make the cut.
3Dprint.com takes a closer look at the winning design of an IDSA student member from College for Creative Studies. See how Echo is making waves.
IDSA Central New York Chapter members go back to the future, visiting the renovation of what's considered to be one of legendary designer Frank Lloyd Wright's "greatest achievements." Find out more about FLW's industrial design leanings!