Initial statement from the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA), originally published on May 31, in response to the murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor, and in support of all who have suffered and continue to suffer under systemic white supremacy, police brutality, and oppression:
One of the many benefits of being an IDSA member is having access to and being a part of the IDSA Member Directory. The member value of being listed and the member service of being able to easily connect with other industrial designers is integral to IDSA's core pillar of community. It's also a powerful reason to join IDSA. Only IDSA members are listed and only members have access to the Directory.
As first announced to our academic community on March 26 (via our Educator Update email), we are pleased to provide a virtual platform for graduating 2020 senior industrial design students to increase visibility of their work and assist in their transition to the professional design community. The IDSA Industrial Design Senior Show will be completely free and open to any graduating industrial design senior.
Please use this crowd-sourced information center as a reference and resource for designing from home and working remotely. We hope this page will help you more easily and successfully design, innovate, communicate and collaborate with your team in a remote setting.
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.