The Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA), in partnership with the Hagley Museum and Library, is pleased to share archives of the Society's quarterly journal INNOVATION magazine, dating back to 1968. We hope you enjoy this archive and leverage it as a great resource for your reading pleasure, design practice, or academic pursuits. INNOVATION has long remained a central element of the IDSA membership experience and we look forward to much more to come.
In Meghalaya, India—known as the wettest place on earth—the Khasis have trained rubber fig trees to grow into bridges across rivers during monsoons and heavy rains. Beyond their utility, they are visually stunning and have become a symbol of how humans can work with, not against, nature. Photo, published in Vogue, by Pete Oxford / Courtesy of Taschen, publisher of Lo―TEK. Design by Radical Indigenism by Julia Watson.
IDSA's annual International Design Conference (IDC) returned in a virtual format on September 22-23, 2021. The event included the IDSA Education Symposium and featured over 50 presenters, panelists, and workshop leaders, all timed in a carefully choreographed progression over a continuous 24-hour span. Missed out? Get access to the IDC 2021 Video Library Showcase!
Speaking for myself and IDSA, we are proud to welcome Mark E. Benden, PhD, CPE, and now IDSA member to the association. Mark is joining me as a subject matter expert in Human Factors and Ergonomics for the Furniture Section.