A lifetime member of IDSA who recently passed away is leaving a legacy for future generations of designers. The estate of Gerald “Jerry” Edward Proctor, L/IDSA, has donated $10,000 to IDSA’s scholarship fund. The money will be earmarked for the Design Foundation.
Generation Z is growing up with the hottest gadgets and latest designs, but do youngsters know just what's involved in making these products? Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum's 2015 Design Camps are offering chidren ages 7-12 a hands-on chance to find out. Four, one-week camps are set for this summer; each features a guest designer:
President Paula Wallace tells the Savannah, GA NBC television affiliate the world comes to SCAD when they want their students to learn design. "Countries that seek this knowledge then come to SCAD and they send their students here to learn from the best."
SABIC and Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA have announced the winners of a three-month long competition focused on designing an innovative vehicle for Generation Alpha—the youngsters who will be behind the wheel after 2025.
Industrial design students from Parsons: The New School for Design have teamed up with a non-profit that's leading the charge for more sustainable pratices in schools. Their compostable plates will be distributed at cafeterias in six of the largest US school districts, serving 2.5 million meals a day. Assistant Professor of Product and Industrial Design Daniel Michalik says students were part of the initial effort by the New York City Department of Education to make the switch from polystyrene trays to compostable plates.
The Association of Chartered Industrial Designers of Ontario (ACIDO) is holding its 14th annual Rocket design thesis competition. It's open to seniors at Canada’s Carleton University, Humber College and OCAD University (formerly known as the Ontario College of Art and Design). The entry deadline is June 1, 2015.