A team of Western Washington University industrial design, business, chemistry and electrical engineering majors—known as Nova Solar Glazing—has won the $15,000 Wells Fargo grand prize at the 2017 Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge (EIC). The students were honored by Washington Gov.
IDSA Member Karen Hofmann—chair of undergraduate product design at California’s ArtCenter College of Design—has launched a new Wearables and Soft Goods program. "It all came out of the shoe design workshops we'd been asked to do in Portland, which led to discussions on the quantified self and, naturally enough, to soft goods and onto the whole wearable tech sector.”
In March 2017 at SXSW Interactive in Austin, TX, Tim Ronco, S/IDSA, was among a group of Parsons School of Design students who unveiled new, wearable technology devices and experiences to transform wellness.