The bi-annual MCX Spotlight Event is a chance for designers to meet face to face with some of the most innovative manufacturers in Material ConneXion’s library of over 8,000 innovative, unique and sustainable material samples. Take home samples of the most innovative materials in our collection, network with valuable industry contacts, enjoy cocktails and light bites in our materials library and enter to win a pair of tickets to Interior Design’s Best of Year Awards.
IDSA played a role in Design Law 2016, held on Oct. 14 at George Washington University's School of Law to foster debate on cutting edge design-related topics. The event was attended by design patent attorneys, federal government representatives, corporate practitioners, product designers, professors, students and more.
Some of the results are in from the first annual, open-source Design Census to benefit designers with data and insight about the rapidly evolving profession. About 9,600 people in more than a dozen design and related fields took part in the online survey that was open for 18 days in December 2016. The collaborative resource will help designers understand the complex economic, social and cultural factors shaping design today.
As a professional membership association, the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA)is taking new steps to ensure that designers around the world have the opportunity to become part of a global community of designers. IDSA has created the following options for both current IDSA International Members and those who are eligible to join this category.