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IDSA Partners with New TV Series “California by Design: Innovations"
The countdown format television show premieres in March 2020 on FOX.
IDSA IDEA 2019 Reveals Gold Winning-Product Designs, Partnership with “California by Design: Innovations”
MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: Dipali Aphale, IDSA
MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: Jonathon Kemnitzer, IDSA
In this interview with BoF magazine, Jonathan discusses aperture: a furniture solution designed to minimize distraction in an open office.
A First Look Inside Google's Top-Secret Design Lab
Read this Fast Company article by Mark Wilson, emcee for Day 1 of the International Design Conference 2019.
Sharon Gauci, IDSA Wins Good Design Australia's Inaugural Women in Design Award
Tucker Viemeister, FIDSA Designs ElectionGuard Ballot Machine to Make Voting More Secure
Recap: IDC 2019 Preview Event
TEAMS Design, IDSA Chicago
by Michael Hammond, Director of Industrial Design at Design Concepts
Unlocking Creative Potential as an Automotive Designer
How to Design a New Product in 2019
Don't Throw Away Your Innovation Budget
by Joe Brown, IDEO
Jony Ive Leaves Apple
Core 77: A Design Strategist's Six Rules of Thumb for Design Research
Justin Coble, IDSA
Innovation's New Realities
"Real Designers Ship" Is Not a Put-Down. It Is an Aspiration.
IDSA Members Recognized by Design Alabama's Design200 Project
Read profiles on Chris Livaudais, Executive Director, IDSA, Lloyd Cooper, IDSA and Owen Foster, IDSA
An In-Depth Article on Raymond Loewy, Product Design Pioneer
Understanding Apple's New $1,000 Monitor Stand from an ID POV
Patricia Moore, FIDSA Wins Cooper Hewitt 2019 National Design Award
David Schlosser, IDSA's Class Designed and Built a Robot
Kent State University at Tuscarawas students unveiled a search-and-rescue robot on finals night.
Happy Birthday, Dieter Rams
If you haven't already, watch the documentary "Rams," then read this review from WIRED.
Remembering I.M. Pei, 1917-2019
Universally regarded as one of the leading architects of the late 20th century, I.M. Pei died on May 16, 2019. He was 102.
How Origami Is Revolutionizing Industrial Design
Read this fascinating article on SmithsonianMag.com.
Video: Gadi Amit, IDSA Discusses Design Relevancy with WIRED
Patent Trends Study: Industrial Design
Unlike utility applications, nearly all design patents are allowed with a 99% success rate in recent years.
Design Census 2019
Understanding the state of design and the people who make it. The survey is open until May 4, 2019.
A life's work
Check out a short feature with prolific designer and IDSA member, Scott Henderson
Open Source Furniture
It's as simple as download, cut, build.
Data Privacy Takes A New Form
Take a look behind the scenes of Helm, designed by IDSA group member, New Deal Design
Would you work for free?
The debate about paid vs unpaid internships is heating up again. We add our perspective to the story over at Dezeen.com
The Folding Test
Robots fold Samsung's new Galaxy Fold phone over 200K times to simulate up to five years of daily use.
This is not a Land Rover
Land Rover wins legal battle in China over Evoque clone, the 'Land Wind X7'
Hey, millennials: You’ll need a co-working space in your 70s, and here’s a sneak peek of what it might look like thanks to Studio Lonk.
The Vessel Opens in NYC
Thomas Heatherwick’s Vessel has just opened to the public in New York’s finally revitalized Hudson Yards. Azure magazine takes a look and highlights 5 other memorable staircases.
35% of brands suffer Industrial Design infringement. What can you do to protect your work?
Ford designs a noise canceling dog kennel
The Best Office Chairs
Looking for a perfect office chair? Here's a rundown of the 14 best, as reviewed by Gear Patrol ... some of which are designed by IDSA members!
Best of KBIS 2019
Feast your eyes on the latest and greatest design debuts from the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show.
Samsung Galaxy Fold
Beautiful ID, will it change the smart phone game forever!?
Where do good ideas come from?
Freakonomics radio interviews designers including James Dyson and Michael Beruit to explore how we generate new ideas
The Experience Revolution
IDSA Fellow Brian Roderman talks about the Experience Revolution in a nice video clip featuring INNOVATION magazine
Redesigning an icon
Take an in-depth look at the design process of the new Porsche 911 with interview commentary from the design team.
Open Source Privacy
A teachable “parasite” that gives users more control over their smart assistants, both when it comes to customization and privacy.
A chair made from ocean waste
It’s not just recycled plastic–it’s local recycled plastic, and it’s beautiful.
Apple & the Innovator's Dilemma
Download your 2019 SMA Poster!
Counterpoint to McKinsey's "The Business Value of Design" Report
We say that we “decide” to get married, to have children, to live in particular cities or embark on particular careers, and in a sense this is true. But how do we actually make those choices?
And more from CES
David Byron, industrial design manager of Sundberg-Ferar, speaks on Hyundai’s Elevate walking-car concept.