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"The Harlem Globetrotters want us to build a trick shot machine, and we're going to do it before the semester ends." Kevin Shankwiler, IDSA, told his class.
A First Look
With his films
, he explored the impact of typography, ID and city planning. But in
, Gary Hustwit focuses his lens entirely on the most influential designer of the last century, Dieter Rams.
Plans to Expand
Steve Jobs famously accused Microsoft of not having any taste, but over the last 5–6 years, Microsoft has been working hard at turning that image around.
In a new series, Bob Greenberg brings together 42 innovative works from Cooper Hewitt’s holdings to explore creativity in the age of technology.
Tucker Viemeister, FIDSA, says that it's collaboration that makes us humans fun in his interview with Project61.
Entries Open for IDEA
IDEA has added categories, balanced jury representation across design disciplines, rebranded the logo and upgraded trophies for this year’s contest.
The Story Behind the Design
This year’s Olympic medal design takes its inspiration from the Korean alphabet, as well as from traditional clothing and architecture.
The "White Ring" Problem
The "white ring" problem affecting Apple's new HomePod speaker is an embarassing snafu for a company that prides itself on its design and quality, say several industrial design experts.
Trying to succeed as a startup is hard enough. Getting a frivolous patent infringement demand letter in the mail can make it a whole lot harder.
Improve Your Portfolio
For an industrial designer, there are few things more significant than your portfolio. We all understand its importance, so here are a few pointers.
ID in the Age of IoT
Paul Hatch, IDSA, describes his design firm's expansion from ID to fields like UI and the IoT and explains why product nurturing will become more important than actual product design.
Success by Design
How did IDEA juror Michael DiTullo, IDSA, go from failing student to owning his own firm? Read part 1 of an interview with DiTullo and learn how he made it all happen.
$1B+ Deal for HTC Design Talent
Google’s $1.1 billion deal to acquire most of HTC’s smartphone design division has officially closed. The deal involves more than 2,000 HTC employees transferring to Google.
Wendell Castle Passes
Wendell Castle, the whimsical designer who coaxed wood into mind-bending shapes that blurred the boundary between furniture and fine art, died on Jan. 20 at 85. (Shown with Pattie Moore, FIDSA)
Discussing the Artistic Process
“I favor bio-inspiration because it’s the most inclusive, it’s the most broad and it sort of covers a mix,” Brook Kennedy, IDSA, said. “That’s basically just design that’s somehow inspired by a natural system.”
Improve Your Portfolio
No matter who you're presenting your design work to, the art of verbal communication can be as important as what you have created visually. Young designers can improve their portfolio presentation by following a few steps.
Nike used algorithms to help design its latest running shoe.
Designing for the Aging
As we age our homes can become an unsafe place to live. Judd Lord, IDSA, discusses how homes can be retrofitted to achieve a universal design that is safe for an aging population.