Some of the results are in from the first annual, open-source Design Census to benefit designers with data and insight about the rapidly evolving profession. About 9,600 people in more than a dozen design and related fields took part in the online survey that was open for 18 days in December 2016. The collaborative resource will help designers understand the complex economic, social and cultural factors shaping design today.
As a professional membership association, the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA)is taking new steps to ensure that designers around the world have the opportunity to become part of a global community of designers. IDSA has created the following options for both current IDSA International Members and those who are eligible to join this category.
In 1984, IDSA became a Professional Organization Affiliate of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD), the national accrediting agency for art and design and art and design-related disciplines. NASAD is an association of approximately 346 schools of art and design, primarily at the collegiate level, but also including postsecondary non-degree-granting schools for the visual arts disciplines.