Busy is an understatement when it comes to describing the daily life of the founding director of the Department of Product Design at the University of Oregon, the site of IDSA's WDDC 2018. She took some time out to answer a few questions for us.
Rochester Institute of Technology’s Industrial Design Department, including members of IDSA's Student Chapter at RIT, is serving up the savory results of its eighth annual Metaproject that creates industry partnerships. Designing Dining—a four-course meal experience—was crafted by 16 ID students and an interior design student. The setting: Good Luck Restaurant in Rochester.
An IDSA student member at Pennsylvania College of Technology, a Penn State affiliate, is one of only 20 scholars worldwide chosen to take part in an industrial design program in Japan. Dwight Alexander, S/IDSA, who serves as secretary/treasurer of the IDSA Student Chapter at Penn College, completed Kobe University International Innovation Design School's 12 hours a day, four-day workshop, which required participants to design an innovative product and evaluate how the product will enhance society.
University of Kansas industrial design students, including an IDSA student member, are using an Undergraduate Research Award to design and create wooden furniture products with flexible, bendable wood. Jack Figgs-Hoard, S/IDSA, and Michael McCulley are seniors.
The International Housewares Association Student Design Competition 2018 will celebrate its 25th year in 2018. The contest, which is open for entries through Dec. 18, 2017, is judged blindly—and challenges students to redesign a current housewares product to meet the needs of the future or to create a concept for a new product. Winning projects are selected for their innovation; understanding of production and marketing principles; and quality of entry materials.
A longtime IDSA member who will be speaking at the IDSA Medical Design Conference 2018 in Boston, is taking the lead in trying to start industrial design undergraduate and graduate programs at the University of Kentucky.
An IDSA student member is part of the winning team in the 2017 Pensole Footwear Design Academy's Fueling the Future of Footwear competition in collaboration with Foot Locker and asicsTIGER in Portland, OR. Blake Scordino, S/IDSA, (pictured on the right) was the first student from Auburn University—and one of only 18 students worldwide—accepted to take part in the academy and the competition.
The James Dyson Foundation's 2017 International Winner has been announced. The team of medical and bioengineering undergraduates from McMaster University in Ontario, Canada was chosen for designing The sKan, a low-cost and non-invasive melanoma detection medical device. Watch the video.