World Industrial Design Day 2015 Sizzles

IDSA Members and Others Mark June 29—Onsite, and Online with #RenewID

Jun 30 2015 - 9:23am

From Argentina to Canada; from Bulgaria to Kenya; from the Netherlands to India—designers and the countless number of people affected by them have marked World Industrial Design Day with energizing conversations on social medai, and at events.

The Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) and International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (Icsid) called on designers around the globe to mark World Industrial Design Day 2015 on June 29, 2015.

Twitter was abuzz @Icsid @IDSA #renewID:

From IDSA Board Members:

@RebeccaAlvord: Happy World ID Day! I'll be celebrating by finishing up a rather complicated concept model build spec! :)

From Sean Hagen and @BlackHagenDes: Today is World Industrial Design Day. How are @IDSA members marking World ID Day?

From IDSA Members:

Kevin Shankwiler @Shank71: Happy World Industrial Design Day! #RenewId

Alex Lobos @lobosdesign: Happy World Industrial Day! Here's to designing for problems that are worth solving! @IDSA @Icsid #RenewID

From the San Jose State University IDSA Chapter @SJSU_IDSA and its Vice President @HassibJordanIndustrial design is the power that will change the way in which we assist humanity around the world. @SJSU_IDSA @IDSA @Icsid #renewID

Inspiration from global designers:

@danilocalvache Sigamos creando un mundo mejor. Let's keep on creating a better world. Día Mundial del Diseño Industrial. #renewID

@kate_zak @Icsid @IDSA #renewID Happy World Industrial Design Day 2015! Where would the world be without designers?

@StudioREDdesign Industrial Design is a lifetime calling! @Icsid @IDSA #renewID

@ProctorDenver Every Monday, the Design team does morning warm up sketching to get the juices flowing. #renewid #icsid

Auburn University's School of Industrial and Graphic Design hosted a barbeque break from the heated competition of getting into the school in the fall semester. Eight-five students are vying for 45 seats. "These students celebrated during our Monday, June 29, 2015 World Industrial Design Day Cookout," says Professor Clark Lundell, IDSA, head of SIGD. "This level of student demand is a testament to the relevance and diversity industrial design brings to the world economy."

"World Industrial Design Day is a great opportunity to bring the local community together to celebrate the design profession and talk shop," says new IDSA Atlanta Chapter Chair Luke Jordan, IDSA, who along with new South Design District VP Chris Livaudais, IDSA, welcomed industrial designers and supporters to a restaurant gathering in Atlanta.

This year's World Industrial Design Day theme was "Redefine Design." “There are significant and recurrent discussions about what 'industrial design' means in our post-industrial era," reports the Council. "There are important changes that have inspired a new kind of industrial design practice to emerge as a result of what some might call the 'information and knowledge economy,’ where designers once considered to be technical workers, today are perhaps more thought of as knowledge workers, working to develop news strategies and processes as much as tangible products.”

John Barratt, IDSA, is president and CEO of TEAGUE—one of the most established and respected design firms in the world, and now, the IDSA Board Chair. “As industrial designers, we have to learn new skills, new levels of collaboration, new levels of agility,” he explains in a new video. “We have great opportunities ahead of us and I’m really happy at this time to be leading this Society as we forge that path forward.”

Meet Barratt, the IDSA Board and other leaders in design and related fields at IDSA's International Conference, as the Society marks its 50th anniversary and the International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) turns 35 years old.