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.
IDSA’s Special Interest Sections are composed of members who share a passion around a specific aspect of industrial design. By hosting events and sharing experiences, Sections deliver immense membership value.
Under the leadership of Stephan Clambaneva, IDSA, Sections Director on IDSA's Board of Directors, the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) is currently working to increase the support provided to the Sections and Section leaders.
Not long after the global COVID-19 pandemic took hold in the United States, members of the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) began laser-cutting and 3D-printing face masks for healthcare workers, due to a nationwide shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE).
There has never been a time when the role of design has been more crucial to the health of the Earth’s environment and people, or more crucial to the survival of many of the species with whom we share the planet.
The 20 hottest years on record have all occurred since 1998.1 Science tells us we have 10 years to make dramatic changes to almost every aspect of our societies, our infrastructure and the way we behave as individuals.2, 3, 4
IDSA has a rich history of submitting Amicus Curiae briefs in court cases to protect the interests of the organization, its membership and more generally the field of industrial design. IDSA has often filed amicus brief in intellectual property cases, including cases involving the laws of patents (both utility and design), trademarks, trade dress and copyright.