Pratt Institute industrial design students teamed up with Caesarstone, developer and manufacturer of quartz surfaces, to bring a “Future Kitchen” to life in Manhattan at WantedDesign 2017 under the direction of Marc Thorpe, Pratt visiting assistant professor of industrial design and New York City-based architect and designer.
Industrial design played a key role in a social impact design project at the University of Louisiana-Lafayettethat was pitched to HGTV. Justin Segura, an industrial design senior, teamed up with about a dozen architecture and interior design students to build a tiny house called MODESTEhouse for Habitat for Humanity. The 200 sq. ft. structure was the result of a design-build elective course led by architecture Professor Geoff Gjertson.
An IDSA Student Member has been awarded the $5,000 Scott Morgan Design Scholarship. Audrey Krumenacker, S/IDSA, is a rising senior at Pratt Institute in New York City. She's set to graduate in 2018 with a degree in ID and a minor in sustainability studies.
The IDSA Medical Design Special Interest Section is presenting a series of four webinars (#IDSAWebinar) focused on design in the healthcare space. They are free for IDSA members. The presentations are intended to be both informative and inspirational, providing designers with insights into challenges, techniques and opportunities—and offering paradigms of our ever-changing healthcare industry.
A team of Western Washington University industrial design, business, chemistry and electrical engineering majors—known as Nova Solar Glazing—has won the $15,000 Wells Fargo grand prize at the 2017 Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge (EIC). The students were honored by Washington Gov.
IDSA Member Karen Hofmann—chair of undergraduate product design at California’s ArtCenter College of Design—has launched a new Wearables and Soft Goods program. "It all came out of the shoe design workshops we'd been asked to do in Portland, which led to discussions on the quantified self and, naturally enough, to soft goods and onto the whole wearable tech sector.”