IDSA has embarked on a bold and progressive transformation. We stand at a moment in time where nearly every aspect of the Society is under increasing pressure for time and attention from people like you. While these trends are certainly not new, the way in which IDSA must respond to them is. This position demands that IDSA think critically and creatively about how we deliver a meaningful membership experience to you as a member, as well as for our extended community of designers across the country.
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The MassArt Industrial Design Department is hosting a portfolio review for Industrial Design students from all area schools. During the event there will also be Digital Sketching demos hosted by Patrick Thrailkill from Blokx Design. Reviews will be conducted by Industrial Design professionals from the Boston Area. The portfolio reviews will be organized on a first-come-first-served basis. We ask that all attendees, reviewers, faculty and students register for this event.
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.