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. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, all IDSA programming produced by the national IDSA office will be conducted virtually until further notice.
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.
The Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) remembers Dan Quinlan, IDSA, who passed away in late 2020. Dan was a member of the Global Consumer Design family at Whirlpool for 28 years before retiring in July.
The first virtual version of IDSA's Women in Design Deep Dive, held Oct. 6-7, 2020, beat the odds in a socially-distant year to be one of our most intimate and impactful events yet. Nearly 500 designers from 20 different countries participated in the online experience, which celebrated the accomplishments of women across design disciplines and dove into the skills, strategies, and connection-building needed to break down barriers in industrial design and related fields.