Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design is introducing an apprenticeship program for graduates in several design disciplines including industrial/product design. Designship, the first-of-its-kind program in the United States, will train designers in management to help them land leading roles in a creative economy.
The site of IDSA's Northeast District Design Conference 2018 is launching a new Design Thinking MicroMasters program with edX—the nonprofit learning destination founded by Harvard and MIT. The courses through Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) will teach how design thinking can be used to solve problems creatively, collaboratively and empathetically.
An IDEA 2018 juror and former IDEA winner who's marking 20 years as a professional designer, is spreading the word about industrial design. "What motivates me to inspire and teach the next generation is the debt I owe to the generation before me," says Michael DiTullo, founder and chief creative of Michael DiTullo LLC in Leucadia, CA. Read more.
Busy is an understatement when it comes to describing the daily life of the founding director of the Department of Product Design at the University of Oregon, the site of IDSA's WDDC 2018. She took some time out to answer a few questions for us.
Rochester Institute of Technology’s Industrial Design Department, including members of IDSA's Student Chapter at RIT, is serving up the savory results of its eighth annual Metaproject that creates industry partnerships. Designing Dining—a four-course meal experience—was crafted by 16 ID students and an interior design student. The setting: Good Luck Restaurant in Rochester.
An IDSA student member at Pennsylvania College of Technology, a Penn State affiliate, is one of only 20 scholars worldwide chosen to take part in an industrial design program in Japan. Dwight Alexander, S/IDSA, who serves as secretary/treasurer of the IDSA Student Chapter at Penn College, completed Kobe University International Innovation Design School's 12 hours a day, four-day workshop, which required participants to design an innovative product and evaluate how the product will enhance society.
University of Kansas industrial design students, including an IDSA student member, are using an Undergraduate Research Award to design and create wooden furniture products with flexible, bendable wood. Jack Figgs-Hoard, S/IDSA, and Michael McCulley are seniors.
The International Housewares Association Student Design Competition 2018 will celebrate its 25th year in 2018. The contest, which is open for entries through Dec. 18, 2017, is judged blindly—and challenges students to redesign a current housewares product to meet the needs of the future or to create a concept for a new product. Winning projects are selected for their innovation; understanding of production and marketing principles; and quality of entry materials.
A longtime IDSA member who will be speaking at the IDSA Medical Design Conference 2018 in Boston, is taking the lead in trying to start industrial design undergraduate and graduate programs at the University of Kentucky.