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Leap of Faith
Paul Kolada, IDSA, and Priority Designs are making headlines for redesigning a vacant car dealership into their ID firm's new headquarters. Get up to speed.
"Serving as an IDEA juror is a prestigious honor, so it's no wonder that big companies like Metaphase, HS Design, Google, Nike ... want their employees to be a part of IDEA," reports Qmed and MD+DI.
Feats of Clay
Mick Bartholomew, S/IDSA, is among 15 students from the United States, Mexico and Europe who are learning an ancient home building technique involving clay, sand, straw—and horse manure. Take a look.
Two industrial designers want you to strike a pose, and take home the 3D printed scan of yourself! See how it works.
"There hasn’t been a product this innovative since the 2014 release of the Oscar Mayer Bacon Alarm Clock—and that includes the iPhone X, Nintendo Switch, the artificial pancreas and Nike’s self-tying sneakers," touts Fortune magazine. For real?
Biomimicry Design, Explained
Japan’s Shinkansen trains are fast—so fast they coined the term “bullet train.” A moment of inspiration from engineer and birdwatcher Eiji Nakatsu inspired the design.
A young Taiwanese trio comes together to keep traditional crafts alive. Designers, who belong to the Makuta’ay tribe in Hualien county, launched an accessories brand.
Gold from Code
IDSA's Personal Recognition Award 2017 winner Charles Mauro writes "Why SNAP Spectacles Failed: How Poor Usability and Feature/Function Allocation Errors Compromised A Potentially Breakthrough Product."
In March 2018, IDSA will host its fourth Medical Design Conference.
Honda Design Director Talks Concepts
"We think the era of battery-electric vehicles is about to start," Honda's executive creative director of automobile design, Makoto Iwaki, says, "and a new chapter compared to the internal-combustion engine deserves a new look."
The "Father of Streamlining"
Raymond Loewy, FIDSA, once said in a CBS interview, "Good design is a design that does not get obsolete, number one, that stays classic, like a Greek statue. That's good design."
ID Students Design Eyewear
Grand Rapids Ophthalmology (GRO) is collaborating with Kendall College of Art and Design (KCAD) on a project-based, semester-long program to design a line of eyewear products, including a 3D prototype.
The Supreme Court Rejected Samsung's Appeal
The US Supreme Court refused to step back into the years-long feud over patents between the world’s top smartphone makers, declining to hear Samsung’s appeal.
An IDSA student member is part of an University of Kansas duo launching flexible wood furniture.
An IDSA student member at Penn College is one of only 20 scholars worldwide chosen to take part in an industrial design program in Japan.
Design Can Help Solve Global Problems
Design and technology are playing a crucial role in solving global issues and their importance is finally catching the attention of world leaders.
How Tech Will Change the Design World
DLN founder talks about the changing landscape in design and how to navigate the uncharted territories.
Sign up now to attend a free reception and panel discussion on Nov. 9 in Washington, DC featuring some of the 2017 National Design Award winners, including industrial designer Joe Ducet.
Designing the New Audi A7
Designing the 2019 A7 took four years, a lot of hard work and tech. Going back and forth between CAD and clay is part of a new design process at Audi.