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IoT Will Change Manufacturing Forever
Interconnected devices drive efficiency, quality and flexibility. Learn where manufacturers will see the biggest impact of these new connections.
The Future of Technical Design
The right STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education at a young age makes a massive difference in what career a child goes on to pursue.
The Origins of Eero Saarinen’s TWA Terminal in a One-Legged Chair
The Pedestal or Tulip chair, designed by Saarinen just before the TWA Flight Center, was a mix of organic and modern design.
Schreckengost Pachyderms on Display
The ICA Art Conservation is preparing for the 1955 Viktor Schreckengost sculptures of a mammoth/mastodon at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History.
Welcome to Detroit!
Enjoy all that Detroit has to offer from innovation, arts and science to entertainment, culture, great eats and more. Check out the @VisitDetroit site set up just for IDSA International Conference attendees!
More to Like?
Facebook has given users six different Reactions to choose from, including the standard Like, and the closest thing to a dislike would be Angry, or maybe Sad.
IHA Names Finalists
The finalists in the IHA Global Innovations Awards (gia) for product design have been announced by the International Housewares Association (IHA) of the US.
#SDDC16 Speaker Makes Headlines
Her good works have been praised by CBS News and
. Now, Pam Dorr is featured in a new article by the Associated Press. Read more and meet Dorr at #SDDC16!
Are Individual Emojis Copyrightable?
The editors of Oxford Dictionaries recently named the emoji the word of the year in 2015. But which one was it? And are emojis copyrightable?
Why Embrace Sprints?
The longer Daniel Burka's been in this game, the more convinced he is that agencies need to find new models if they want to be indispensable to businesses. His answer is the sprint.
Obi was co-founded by former Apple CEO John Sculley. Also involved is Robert Brunner, Apple’s director of industrial design from 1989 until 1996.
Tesla Roadster 10 Year Anniversary
It's been nearly a decade since the first unveiling of the Tesla Roadster, the car that started the electric car revolution.
Detroit is in the midst of a comeback, including more than 70 new restaurants, gorgeous adaptive re-use of historic buildings, and the revitalization of its riverfront.
Do the D
What else is there to do in Detroit besides attend #IDSADetroit16 August 17-20? Keep tabs on this blog on visitdetroit.com
Detroit Moving Forward
Check out a new blog by VisitDetroit.com, keeping us posted on how the #ComebackCity is #MakingThingsHappen
What IDSA Already Knows
The New York Times "52 Places to go in 2016" features two places near and dear to IDSA: our HQ is close to DC, and our International Conference is set for Michigan.
After the demise of the electronics firm he helped build, Sam Oh is back and making headphones.
"Atomic Fusion: The Zen Artistry of Michael Yurkovic" draws inspiration from industrial design, his career as a toy and game designer and designers such as Charles Eames, Eero Saarinen and George Nelson.
Think You Love Coffee?
Alfonso Bialetti was buried in his iconic coffeepot. What have you designed that you love enough to be buried in?
Good user experience can only flow from a system where marketing, graphic and industrial design, engineering and usability all work together to make life better, more enjoyable and more productive.
50 Years of Porsche 911 Design
Despite having thousands of significant changes under the hood over the last 50 years, the distinctive silhouette of the Porsche 911 has largely remained the same.
3-in-1 'Wearable Shelter'
Design students from London's Royal College of Art have created a prototype coat that transforms into a tent or sleeping bag.
Generally speaking, the varied shades of pink are often discounted as too girlish, juvenile or campy for any significant treatment in architecture. But here it is.
Did Target Sell Out to CVS?
The move to have CVS Health pharmacies in Target stores got the retailer some cash, and allows it to concentrate on its core goals.
The Street takes a closer look at whether Amazon is relying more and more on robots to make sure products get to their customers.
Experience the Love
The National Retail Federation reports 44 percent of 24- to 35-year-olds are planning an experience together to celebrate Valentine’s Day, and more than 50 percent say a shared experience is what they’d most like to receive.
Storybook Ending Disney Trip
A team of NC State students designed a traveling theme-park experience featuring some of Disney’s most popular stories to win third place in Walt Disney Imagineering’s 25th Imaginations design competition last month.
Tim Brown explains why IDEO has joined the kyu collective—"today’s advanced technologies — AI, genomics, robotics, data science, the IoT — have so outpaced our industrial-era organizations and infrastructure.
Nature's Design Principles
A biotechnological approach can often lead to designs that are highly efficient with minimal waste, much like those in nature.
Apple Copycat Falling Apart
Last year, HTC announced the HTC One A9—essentially a shameless clone from an ID perspective of the iPhone 6. HTC's marketing materials referred to it as a "design worth imitating."
3D Printed Stainless Steel
A team of students from the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, have designed and produced a fully functioning 3D printed stainless steel bike.
“With things like creative problem-solving and innovation becoming more and more important, I really think we’re at a turning point,” says RISD President Roseanne Somerson on her one-year anniversary.
Outdoor Product Design Degree
Utah State University students now have the opportunity to earn a degree in Outdoor Product Design and Development, giving aspiring gear designers a head start.
Who is to Blame?
Cross-functional teams pull ideas from team members for all parts of an organization, including engineering, finance, accounting, marketing and customers. But mistakes happen. Who is at fault?
Does Detroit Have Designs on the Super Bowl?
It's been 10 years since Detroit hosted the Super Bowl. As it scores a resurgence, is it time for the city to bid again for the big game?
The Resurgence of the Motor City
It's impossible to separate the recent hard times and subsequent revitalization of Detroit from the cars that are created there. In fact, I think that's true of all artistic endeavors.
CNN Money reports Apple owes $626 million in damages after losing "huge patent case."
From diagnostic toilets to flying tea trays, what new designs will we find in the office of 2030? Inc.goes beyond the cubicles.
Ellen's Design Challenge contestants Endo, Torres and Gibson all have connections to RISD. While Endo remains, Torres and Gibson are out.
Driverless Electric Shuttle
The self-driving Wepod is believed to be among the first in which driverless shuttles are now on public roads in traffic for extended periods of time. Go behind the wheel.
When the comeback is said and done, though, will the developers, city agencies and small business owners have made the right design choices to inspire even more waves of growth in five, 10, 20 years and beyond?
Detroit's Largest Art Objects
Detroit is home to some of the world's most beautiful buildings, both residential and commercial, including a "landmark skyscraper" that erupted out of Detroit's New Center.
The Droppler measures how much water you're using and gives real-time feedback. But once you've trained yourself to take shorter showers—you can turn it into a drone or a video camera.
Of course the list has things like tequila, pop music and pets but 515th on the list is Industrial Design and Design is 26th.
A few certain chairs—or their noted absence—are more important than a home’s provenance. Will a black leather lounge chair and ottoman earn a nod of approval? Or eye rolls and knowing glances that you’ve become a cliché of what you longed to embody?
Next Level Thinking
In an unprecedented era of innovation and value creation leading brands are taking ‘out-of-the-box’ thinking out of the cliché pile and making it a way of life.
Value of Listening
You see what people love, and you see what they are trying to do. Then, you and your team use your product expertise to implement features that help people accomplish these things.
Inspire Your Designs
As an artist and designer, you can find inspiration almost anywhere! You should always keep an open mind and look for new creativity sources.
Barbie's New Body
Mattel releases three new body shapes for the world's best-selling doll. Time takes us inside the biggest change in Barbie's 57-year history and discusses what it says about American beauty ideals.
50 Top ID Online Resources
IDSA and our new INsights by IDSA Ambassador Eastman Innovation Lab are ranked in the 50 Top Industrial Design Online Resources. See what else made the cut.