The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) has teamed up with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)—site of IDSA’s Midwest District Design Conference 2016—to develop new ways to improve quality of life for the 50-plus population.
Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, MI is offering a new undergraduate program that draws from the disciplines of art, design, engineering and entrepreneurship. Product Design and Innovation (PD+I) is set to launch in 2017, and will meet the growing design and manufacturing needs of southwest Michigan and the Midwestern United States—a region that WMU touts as “a hotbed of design and manufacturing activity.”
The vice chair of IDSA’s Florida Chapter, Franco Lodato, PhD, IDSA, is marking some milestones in November 2016. He’s taking on a new position in his 30-year career; the design school he's co-launching has been given the green light by the Florida Department of Education to open next year; and Lodato is organizing events to help promote IDSA and industrial design in the state.
The IDSA Student Merit Award 2015 winner from the Midwest Design District has been invited to exhibit work he completed for his thesis at the Global Grad Show 2016, an international exhibition that is part of Dubai Design Week, Oct. 24 to 29.
You are invited to Appalachian State University’s chapter Portfolio Review on October 29, 2016.
Industrial Design students pride themselves in their hard work and would be honored to gain from your insight and experience in the professional field. The Portfolio Review will be held October 29th from 12:00pm-5:00pm at Appalachian State in the Student Union. Several other schools will also be participating in our Portfolio Review; SCAD, Virginia Tech, NC State, James Madison, and Auburn University.
“It was one of the best speaking experiences ever—literally, under a star filled sky, in front of a sparkling fire. No power points, no visual cues—just primal, authentic storytelling. It was out of this world!” says Jeevak Badve, IDSA, vice president, strategic growth, Sundberg-Ferar—of his first visit to SHiFT Design Camp in Tuscumbia, AL.