“Ford has been a tremendous and gracious partner with the CDR through sponsored research projects, student mentoring, equipment donations and now through this scholarship,” says Greg Thomas, IDSA, professor of design and CDR director. “This is another great example of how KU collaborates with industry in a way that benefits the university, our students and the corporate partner.”
He’s the force behind the Fitbit, Sproutling and Google’s modular phone, among many other innovations.
Gadi Amit, IDSA, founder of New Deal Design in San Francisco, comes from a family of architects and got his first design job at an Israeli tech company. He calls himself a “technology designer” but says his most important tool is a pencil.
From helping young minds around the world create everything from robots to solar-powered race cars, Dassault Systèmes reports two million of its SOLIDWORKS 3D design application licenses now have been installed at educ
Neeti Kailas, IDSA, co-founder and director of Sohum Innovation Lab, has been named by Forbes India magazine to its 30 Under 30 List for 2015for affordable health care projects. She is also the receipient of the Rolex Award for Enterprise in 2014 for her work in screening newborns for hearing loss.
She wrote the book on ID recruiting, literally, and has been called a pioneer in the field. Now, RitaSue Siegel, IDSA, has been named this year’s professional recipient of one of the highest accolades in industrial design. She will be honored with the Rowena Reed Kostellow Award at a ceremony in March in New York City.
Dwell.com is focusing on a New York City designer who's been an IDSA member since 1978. Lucia DeRepinis, L/IDSA, was one of the first students at the Pratt Institute to earn a bachelor's degree in industrial design in 1952. She was one of only six women in a class of 106 men.
Dan Harden, IDSA, president, CEO and principal designer of Whipsaw, Inc., has been granted hundreds of patents and won hundreds of design awards in his career that spans more than three decades. Now he’s been named as a jury captain for the 5th annual Core77 Design Awards.