INNOVATION Editorial Calendar



2022 Editorial Calendar

Dates subject to change without notice.

  • SPRING: Industrial Design Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow
    In print, April 2022

    A collection of articles that highlight various aspects of the ID practice across a spectrum of time and provide insight into how designers can prepare for what’s ahead. 
  • SUMMER: Sustainable Design Leadership
    In print, June 2022
    Exploring the intersection of earth-saving design practices and the value-driven role design plays in strategic decision-making and successful business outcomes.
  • FALL: 2022 Yearbook of Design Excellence
    In print, October 2022

    Profiles of the 2022 International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) winners and Featured Finalists, as well as IDSA Award recipients.
  • WINTER: Industrial Design Education
    In print, December 2022

    An in-depth look at the current state and future needs of industrial design education. Includes profiles of the 2022 Design Foundation Scholarship Recipeints, 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 
  • From HQ - Updates on IDSA programming, events, and community by IDSA's Executive Director, Chris Livaudais


Contribute to INNOVATION

All of the content in each issue of the magazine is written by members of our community who offer their time and talent to share their ideas in the form of stories and articles. Most often, IDSA's staff editorial team invites individuals to contribute based on specific topics or industry experience related to the theme of each issue. We also accept content ideas year-round for consideration by the editors. 

If you are interested in writing for INNOVATION magazine, please send an email to providing some detail on what type of article or ideas you'd like to share. 

Not all submissions can be accepted. All submissions are reviewed by the editors of INNOVATION for quality and approprate fit for the magazine. Business solicitations are not accepted, nor are articles which overtly serve as promotion for a business, product, or service. Details on advertising in the magazine can be found here.