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.”
In March 2017 at SXSW Interactive in Austin, TX, Tim Ronco, S/IDSA, was among a group of Parsons School of Design students who unveiled new, wearable technology devices and experiences to transform wellness.
Savannah College of Art and Design industrial design senior Anna Haldewang, S/IDSA, has been featured on CNN Tech for developing the Plan Bee prototype—a small, yellow-and-black drone that would spread flower pollen, like a real bee does.
“What could the future of industrial design education look like, not tomorrow—but 25 years, 50 years, or more—from today?” That’s what the organizers of the new IDSA Education Futures—making its debut at the IDSA West District Design Conference (WDDC) 2017—are asking. No idea is too far out there!