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The Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) has been closely following updates on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), with concerns for the health and safety of our communities in the United States and abroad in mind. We urge you to stay informed on the latest CDC updates and recommendations here.
The Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) mourns the loss of Mark Dziersk, FIDSA, a prominent industrial designer and decades-long supporter, leader, and advocate of our Society. Mark passed away suddenly on January 31, 2020 while traveling abroad in Tokyo. He was 60 years old. Mark is survived by his wife, Elizabeth, and three daughters.
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.
2019 was a year of significant change for IDSA. We navigated an increasingly complex and competitive landscape in the battle for your time and attention. We implemented adjustments to some of our core programming (specifically awards and conferences) in order to operate in a more agile and adaptive way. And we set ourselves down the path of re-envisioning the IDSA membership experience for a new era.
IDSA's Executive Director, Chris Livaudais, took some time during IDC 2019 in Chicago to provide an update to membership on the state of the Society. We use this annual opportunity to share important information with membership in a public forum. The full presentation is shown in the video below. Highlights from this presentation include:
IDSA announced its partnership with “California by Design: Innovations” during the International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) Ceremony & Gala on Aug. 21, 2019.
“California by Design: Innovations” will air Sunday mornings in March-April 2020 on the FOX Television Network in Los Angeles and the San Francisco / Bay Area. The countdown format television show will feature IDSA as an industry partner and longtime IDSA members Dan Harden and Ti Chang as co-presenters.