Amid the devastation wrought by the 2017 hurricane season and the 8.0+ magnitude earthquake in Mexico, Parsons School of Design at The New School—and Japan Foundation’s Center for Global Partnership—have launched an innovative project to design solutions for surviving natural disasters. Earth Manual Project: Disaster Preparedness & Constructed Environments, kicks off with a week-long design intensive at Parsons in New York City, Sept.
Model Solution announced the student winners of its 2017 Model One Awards at IDSA's International Design Conference in Atlanta. Students from eight universities and design scohols across the United States developed products that enhance quality of life, improve safety, disrupt current technologies and utilize new design concepts.
On Aug. 18 at IDSA's International Design Conference 2017, winners of the IDSA Awards were revealed:
Education Award Ed Dorsa, IDSA, retired in 2017 after nearly two decades as an associate professor and the chair of the ID program at Virginia Tech. He also served as education VP on IDSA’s Board of Directors and as an IDSA International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) juror. In 2006, he was named one of the "Most Admired ID Educators" by DesignIntelligence.
Winsell Incorporated, led by IDSA Member Fred Shockey, has announced the winners of its 2017 International Rotational Molding Product Design Competition, with the goal of inspiring emerging industrial design students to create breakthrough consumer products that utilize the latest technologies in rotational molding. Judging criteria includes: originality, process-ability, growth potential, beauty and visual appeal, tool building compatibility and use of appropriate materials and category compliance.
Appalachian State University design educators aren’t taking the entire summer off. For the first time, they held a camp for high school students in North Carolina—introducing the youngsters to industrial and interior design.
Coincidentally, both winners of the 2017 industrial design education scholarships traveled from around the world to find opportunities in the United States. Meet the winners and learn more about ther journeys.
The Alzheimer’s Association reports more than five million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease and that by 2050, the alarming number could rise to 16 million. In collaboration with Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum and CaringKind—Pratt Institute industrial design students have created products and accessories to help those affected by memory loss from the disease.