Over the four days of IDSA’s International Conference, we’ll examine the importance of community across multiple layers of design, exploring emerging social issues, the decentralizing influence of online resources in manufacturing and distribution, the interplay between local and global participants and much more.
How are societal factors such as 24/7 connectivity, social media and sustainability changing consumers? What do they want, need, and ultimately, what does it mean to consume? Attitudes & Behaviors explores in depth ever-shifting consumer behaviors. Read session descriptions.
What are the effects of community on how we think, work and execute in design? Methods & Means examines the new tools, venues and models with which design is conceived, developed, executed and distributed. Read session descriptions.
How are the needs of individuals, groups and the environment impacting the design brief? Community as Context evaluates and debates social entrepreneurship, service design and community-initiated solutions. Read session descriptions.
What is the future of industrial design? How can we advance our profession through education and research? Education Foundation & Future will delve into emerging design issues and challenge existing norms through a series of presentations and workshops developed by industry leaders and advisors for IDSA's Education Symposium.
What does Community mean in the context of New Orleans? Hands On New Orleans offers a unique opportunity to celebrate NOLA's distinct community culture with a diverse set of immersive experiences and workshops conducted on site at the conference hotel and throughout the city. Laissez le bon temps rouler! Read event descriptions.