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THE QUARTERLY OF THE INDUSTRIAL DESIGNERS SOCIETY OF AMERICA

INNOVATION, IDSA's flagship publication, is one of the best places to learn about the practice of industrial design. Every issue of INNOVATION reaches IDSA's membership, Fortune 500 companies, universities, associations, design consultancies and subscribers around the world. Published quarterly, subscribers and design offices maintain a catalog of back issues for reference and inspiration. IDSA also offers the publication digitally to members on an interactive platform. 

With its clean layout, quality editorials and top-notch content, IDSA members named INNOVATION their number one benefit in recent membership surveys. A practicing design professional Mark Dziersk, FIDSA, who brings many years of consultant design expertise to the job, serves as executive editor. 

INNOVATION is the voice of the industrial design profession, providing in-depth coverage of industrial design issues while communicating the value of design to business and society at large.This award-winning quarterly is generously illustrated with images of cutting-edge designs. For the past several years, issues have been made available digitally to all members for review on their computers or tablets. Older issues and selected articles of every issue are available to anyone interested in industrial design. Issues of INNOVATION dating back to its origination in 1982 are available in offices worldwide for staff use. INNOVATION reaches more industrial designers in North America than any other ID publication. It is the publication designers go to for content and substance on industrial design. 

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  • 2014 Yearbook of Design Excellence
    Fall 2014
    2014 Yearbook of Design Excellence
  • Summer 2014
    Medical Evolution
    Sean Hägen, IDSA
  • INNOVATION: Spring 2014
    Spring 2014
    Design/Art/Craft
    Scott Klinker
  • INNOVATION: Winter 2013
    Winter 2013
    Design Beliefs
    Gretchen Gscheidle
  • INNOVATION: Fall 2013 Yearbook of Design Excellence
    Fall 2013
    Yearbook of Design Excellence
  • INNOVATION: Summer 2013
    Summer 2013
    Design as Strategy
    Mark Capper
  • INNOVATION: Spring 2013
    Spring 2013
    Design in Unexpected Places
    Jim Couch
  • INNOVATION: Winter 2012
    Winter 2012
    Designing Understanding
    Stephen B. Wilcox, FIDSA
  • INNOVATION: Fall 2012
    Fall 2012
    Yearbook of Design Excellence
  • Innovation: Summer 2012
    Summer 2012
    Wounded Warriors + Design
    Pattie Moore, FIDSA
  • Innovation: Spring 2012
    Spring 2012
    Form
    Tucker Viemeister, FIDSA
  • Innovation: Winter 2011
    Winter 2011
    Overcoming Barriers
    Ramsey Ford and Kate Hanisian
  • Innovation: Fall 2011 Yearbook of Design Excellence
    Fall 2011
    Yearbook of Design Excellence
  • Innovation: Summer 2011
    Summer 2011
    Frontiers of Design
    Chris Hosmer, IDSA
  • Innovation: Spring 2011
    Spring 2011
    Material Witness
    Warren Ginn, IDSA
  • Innovation: Winter 2010
    Winter 2010
    Design of the Decade
    Charles L. Jones, FIDSA
  • Innovation: Fall 2010 Yearbook of Design Excellence
    Fall 2010
    Yearbook of Design Excellence
  • Innovation: Summer 2010
    Summer 2010
    Interactive Experiences
    Don Carr, IDSA
  • Innovation: Spring 2010
    Spring 2010
    Design Research
    Marty Gage, IDSA
  • Innovation: Winter 2009
    Winter 2009
    Global Energies
    Gregg Davis, IDSA
  • Innovation: Fall 2009 Yearbook of Design Excellence
    Fall 2009
    Yearbook of Design Excellence
  • Innovation: Summer 2009
    Summer 2009
    Dogged Pursuits
    David Laituri, IDSA
  • Innovation: Spring 2009
    Spring 2009
    Navigating Uncharted Waters
    Tucker Viemeiser, FIDSA
  • Innovation: Winter 2008
    Winter 2008
    The Core of Design Education
    Ed Dorsa, IDSA
  • Innovation: Fall 2008 Yearbook of Design Excellence
    Fall 2008
    Yearbook of Design Excellence
  • Innovation: Summer 2008
    Summer 2008
    Inside the Corporate Mind
    Mark Rolston
  • Innovation: Spring 2008
    Spring 2008
    Sustainability: Shades of Green
    Phillip White, IDSA
  • Innovation: Winter 2007
    Winter 2007
    Designing Emotional Connections
    Fridolin T. Beisert
  • Innovation: Fall 2007, IDEA Yearbook
    Fall 2007
    Yearbook of Design Excellence
  • Innovation: Summer 2007
    Summer 2007
    International Dynamics in Design
    Peter Zec
  • Innovation: Spring 2007
    Spring 2007
    The Big-Box Effect
    Scott Dobias
  • Innovation: Winter 2006
    Winter 2006
    Flexible Models of Open Innovation
    Jennifer Evans Yankopolus
  • Innovation: Fall 2006, IDEA Yearbook
    Fall 2006
    Yearbook of Design Excellence
  • Innovation: Summer 2006
    Summer 2006
    Who Knew?
    Darrel Rhea, IDSA and Lisa Leckie
  • Innovation: Spring 2006
    Spring 2006
    Design's World Party
    Tao Huang
  • Innovation: Winter 2005
    Winter 2005
    20 Designers, 10 Questions
    James Conley
  • Innovation: Fall 2005, IDEA Yearbook
    Fall 2005
    Yearbook of Design Excellence
  • Innovation: Summer 2005
    Summer 2005
    Is Sustainability Attainable?
    William McDonough and Michael Braungart
  • Innovation: Spring 2005
    Spring 2005
    Old School, New School
    Yves Béhar, IDSA
  • Innovation: Winter 2004
    Winter 2004
    The Future...
    Gadi Amit, IDSA
  • Innovation: Fall 2004, IDEA Yearbook
    Fall 2004
    Yearbook of Design Excellence
  • Innovation: Summer 2004
    Summer 2004
    The Power of Persuasion
    Leslie E. Speer, IDSA
  • Innovation: Spring 2004
    Spring 2004
    The Maslow Myth: Toppling the Pyramid
    Carroll Gantz, FIDSA
  • Innovation: Winter 2003
    Winter 2003
    Will China Determine Design's Future?
    Richard Mandel
  • Innovation: Fall 2003, IDEA Yearbook
    Fall 2003
    Yearbook of Design Excellence
  • Summer 2003
    Medical Design
    Michael Wiklund, IDSA
  • Innovation: Spring 2003
    Spring 2003
    Collideoscope
    Dan Harden, IDSA
  • Innovation: Winter 2002
    Winter 2002
    Intellectual Capital
    Jim Kaufman, IDSA
  • Innovation: Fall 2002, IDEA Yearbook
    Fall 2002
    Yearbook of Design Excellence
  • Innovation: Summer 2002
    Summer 2002
    Global Design and Cultural Identity
    Tom Hardy, IDSA
  • Innovation: Spring 2002
    Spring 2002
    Innovation/Inspiration
    Alistair Hamilton, IDSA
  • Winter 2001
    Beauty + Desire
  • Fall 2001
  • Summer 2001
    Strategy
  • Spring 2001
    Access
  • Winter 2000
    Section Sensibilities
  • Fall 2000
    2000 Yearbook of Industrial Design Excellence
  • Summer 2000
    Benchmarking Personal Success
  • Spring 2000
    Designs of the Decade & the IBM/IDSA DesignAbout
  • Winter 1999
    Visualizing Strategy
  • Fall 1999
    The Yearbook of Industrial Design Excellence
  • Summer 1999
    The Architecture of Brand Immersion
  • Spring 1999
    Design in Today's Culture
  • Winter 1998
    Classics of Tommorow
  • Fall 1998
    Global Design Diversity
  • Summer 1998
    Brand Equity by Design
  • Spring 1998
    Design History
  • Winter 1997
    Classics of Tommorow
  • Fall 1997
    Design Scenarios
  • Summer 1997
    Survival on the Cutting Edge
  • Spring 1997
    So long art...
  • Winter 1996
    The Yearbook of Industrial Design Excellence
  • Fall 1996
    Design Around the World
  • Summer 1996
    Anthropology; A Research Resource
  • Spring 1996
  • Winter 1995
    Brooks Stevens, FIDSA (1911-1995)
  • Fall 1995
    The Yearbook of Industrial Design Excellence
  • Summer 1995
  • Spring 1995
    Cars! BMW, Calry, General Motors, Mazda & More
  • Winter 1994
    Devil,Spirits an the Zen of Materials
  • Fall 1994
    How to Achieve Excellence By Design
  • Summer 1994
    Interactive Multimedia Design
  • Spring 1994
    The Designer's Guide to Usability Testing
  • Winter 1993
    Teaching Design to Children
  • Fall 1993
    IDEA93 What Great Designs Are Made Of
  • Summer 1993
    Navigating Uncharted Waters
  • Spring 1993
    Education Interdesign '92 Report
  • Winter 1992
  • Fall 1992
    Winners of the 1992 Industrial Design Excellence Awards
  • Summer 1992
    Bridging Cultures
  • Spring 1992
    Benign Design
  • Winter 1991
    IDEA90 Industrial Design Excellence Awards 1990
  • Fall 1991
    Industrial Design Excellence Award 1991
  • Summer 1991
    Team Smart Product Development
  • Spring 1991
    Memories &Meanings
  • Winter 1990
    A Decade of Design Excellence
  • Fall 1990
  • Summer 1990
    The Environment: The Forgotten Client
  • Winter 1989
  • Fall 1989
    Designing Room
  • Spring 1989
    CAID: Computer-Aided Industrial Design
  • Winter 1988
    Profiles of the 1987 Industrial Design Excellence Award Winners
  • Fall 1988
  • Summer 1988
  • Spring 1988
    Key: Indicates thumb/finger placement
  • Summer 1987
    The Transitional Design Imperative
  • Spring 1987
  • Winter 1986
    Profiles of the 1985 Industrial Design Excellence Award Winners
  • Winter 1985
    Profiles of the 1984 Industrial Design Excellence Award Winners
  • Fall 1985
    Innovative Design: Anticipation, Not Imitation
  • Winter 1984
    Profiles of the 1983 Industrial Design Excellence Award Winners
  • Fall 1984
  • Spring 1984
    The Semantics of Form
  • Spring 1984
    The Semantics of Form
  • Winter 1983
    Profiles Of Design Excellence In 81 and 82
  • Spring 1983
    Reflections On Inudstrial Design Past, Present and Future