Design History

“Tell me a story.” The History Section celebrates the constantly evolving history of the industrial design profession. Through the collection of artifacts and individual audio and video stories, the History Section is committed to scholarship and the preservation of the rich collective history designers, products and design firms.

Our goal is to present the history of our profession to engage students and practitioners in events that show how the past impacts the present. Designers today can benefit from discovering how designers faced past challenges and solved problems."  – Vicki Matranga, H/IDSA, Chair and Marshall Johnson, IDSA, Co-Chair 

Design History News & Events