Redesign of Loon Kayak, 2015 (by Mat Cardinali, IDSA)
Perhaps Maine is not the first state that comes to mind when one thinks about industrial design. Outside of states with prominent industrial design schools in the Northeast, such as New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts, Maine is set apart, but certainly not to be counted out.
IDSA is saddened by the loss of J. Budd Steinhilber, FIDSA (1924-2021), a towering figure in industrial design history and a friend, mentor, and inspiration to many. Budd served on IDSA's Board of Directors as Treasurer/Secretary and served three times on the IDEA Jury. He was inducted into IDSA's Academy of Fellows in 1984 and won IDSA's Personal Recognition Award in 1991.
IDSA mourns the loss of Edward J. Zagorski, FIDSA from Cerro Gordo, IL. The author of Get Ten Eagles(2011) and a widely admired industrial design educator, Ed was inducted into IDSA's Academy of Fellows in 1979 and received the IDSA Education Award in 1989. Ed passed away on January 10, 2021 at age 99 ¼.
We have an exciting and comprehensive schedule of events and programming slated to span the entire year of 2021. This is all on top of the local activity you can expect from our Chapter communities across the country. Below you'll find key dates and links to more information on each of our major programs for 2021. (For advertising opportunities, view the IDSA Media Kit.)
Verena Papecke-Hjeltness, IDSA (Education Director) has created a quick survey for industrial design students and educators to shed light on what ID education has been like since spring break of 2020. Take the survey here to share your story, experience, and ideas for how to re-frame our learning and teaching environment, and read on for more from Verena on a most unusual year.