INNOVATION Editorial Calendar



2021 Editorial Calendar

Dates subject to change without notice.

  • SPRING: Decolonizing Industrial Design
    In print, April 2021

    Guest Editor: Raja Schaar, IDSA
    An exploration into the complex topic of colonized design and how dismantling certain aspects of our institutional constructs could foster a more inclusive and diverse industrial design profession.
  • SUMMER: (Re)Work: How designers are returning to the studio.
    In print, June 2021

    A year into the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve seen the novel ways in which industrial designers have adapted to a virtual setting. The next challenge is returning to the studio. 
  • FALL: 2021 Yearbook of Design Excellence
    In print, September 2021

    Profiles of the 2021 International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) winners and Featured Finalists, as well as IDSA Award recipients.
  • WINTER: Industrial Design Education
    In print, December 2021

    An in-depth look at the current state and future needs of industrial design education. Includes profiles of the 2021 IDSA Student Merit Award winners and school finalists. 

In Every Issue

Every issue includes themed articles written by members of the design community specifically for publication in INNOVATION. Additionally there are regular featured columns, including:

  • Beautility - by Tucker Viemeister, FIDSA
  • Design DNA - by Scott Henderson, IDSA 
  • Academia 360 - Verena Paepcke-Hjeltness, IDSA & Aziza Cyamani, IDSA
  • A Final Thought - Judith Anderson, IDSA for 2021 issues
  • From HQ - Updates on IDSA programming, events, and community by IDSA's Executive Director, Chris Livaudais