The industrial design profession has gone through a number of changes over the past 50 years. At each stage it has increased its value to business, end users and society. We are on the cusp of another transformation of the profession. I’d like to discuss what’s next. We can refer to a graphic shown below to describe what we have been through, where we are and what’s next.
The Industrial Design Program at NCSU conducts a suite of programs designed to get students out of the studio and into the community. By working with community members, the students learn that their design skills can make a difference in the lives of those around them.
We have an exciting and comprehensive schedule of events and programming slated to span the entire year of 2021. This is all on top of the local activity you can expect from our Chapter communities across the country. Below you'll find key dates and links to more information on each of our major programs for 2021. (For advertising opportunities, view the IDSA Media Kit.)
You’ve worked hard developing your skills as a product or industrial designer. Now’s the time to put them in to practice. As a world innovation leader, 3M offers interns real-world work experience in their field of study, including industrial and product design.