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.
The first biography of IDSA Fellow and the first Chair of IDSA's Board of Directors has debuted. John Vassos: Industrial Design for Modern Life is written by Danielle Shapiro, PhD. The book examines the industrial designer who made history with the spectacular 1939 World’s Fair premiere of the first, mass-produced, television receiver. "This is his legacy,” writes Shapiro.