A new survey wants to know just what kind of professional development would help designers advance their careers. The survey, launched by AIGA, covers skills in leadership, communication, business, digital, marketing, innovation/development, and of course, design.
"Given the rate at which the industry changes, we'd like to take a pulse of professional development and identify what training, designers are currently looking for," says Anita Maritz, AIGA associate director, learning and development.
World Design Organization (WDO) marked June 29 as World Industrial Design Day 2017 by “Thinking Outside the Box.” Social media was abuzz with #WIDD2017@worlddesignorg, as designers from around the world posted photos of how they're integrating sustainable design elements in practices and products.
The theme of Socially Responsible Design has been announced for the World Design Capital 2018: Mexico City, reflecting “an ambition to promote the role of design and creativity as agents of social and cultural change within the urban context,” according to Design Week Mexico, the platform for design and architecture. The theme was unveiled in April 2017 at the 56th edition of the Salone del Mobile Milan, in collaboration with Abitare magazine.
The Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) is reacting to the portion of the White House FY 2018 budget proposal that's calling for the elimination of the National Endowment for the Arts. "At a time when many countries around the world are strengthening their connection and commitment to innovation through the arts and design, these drastic measures strike at the heart of American ingenuity and creativity.
IDSA had a strong presence at the 11th annual USPTO Design Dayon April 25 in Alexandria, VA. The event also was broadcast live to several USPTO offices across the country as industrial designers, educators and patent examiners, managers and attorneys learned "What’s Next for Design Patents."
IDSA Student Pow Wow brings together design students from NYC & NJ design schools for a meet & greet. Ayse Birsel, co-founder, Birsel + Seck and Fast Company Most Creative People 2017 honoree, will be giving a talk about her book 'Design The Life You Love' and sign books. IDSA NYC has a couple of exciting announcements to make, so, come & socialize with your fellow design students!