The second annual IDSA Medical Conference will continue to advance your knowledge and experience in the challenging world of medical device design. Mark your calendar—the 2015 IDSA Medical Design Conference will be held Oct. 20-22 at Tampa’s Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation (CAMLS), a state-of-the-art medical simulation facility that combines cutting edge training, research, education and innovation.
March 5, 2015 is being entered into the U.S. Congressional Record as the first National Industrial Design Day. U.S. Rep. Gerald E. Connolly declared industrial design professionals “improve our lives in every way and are worthy of our recognition.”
In the United States, product design and related services generate billions of dollars in sales and the number of U.S. awarded design patents has reached an all-time high. “The economic impact of this industry helps fuel our nation’s economy,” said Connolly.
Welcome to INTERSECTION. The landscape of design and innovation is changing. As designers become more prominent and influential in the world, we must begin to fundamentally think differently about the products, services and overall experiences we strive to create for people.
Welcome to the Nature of Design. Nature is arguably the greatest inspiration for designers all over the globe. We still have a lot to learn from the flora & fauna and the immense ideas that nature plays out every single day. Many of the solutions that we see and experience have been in the making for thousands of years.
Kenji Ekuan, I/IDSA, considered one of the pioneers of modern Japanese industrial design, has died at the age of 85. His office reports Ekuan died Feb. 8 at a Tokyo hospital from "sick sinus syndrome," a collection of heart rhythm disorders.
Ekuan perhaps was best known for designing the iconic Kikkoman soy sauce bottle in 1961. The teardrop-shaped bottle with a red plastic, anti-drip top is still made today. One is on display at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.