SHiFT Design, Re-Connect Week is an open community of makers, builders, designers and creators. Our events have a deeper meaning and help us reorient ourselves from the daily grind. Come collaborate with designers from around the world, sleep under the stars, and be inspired by nature. Backgrounds, cultures, experiences, and stories will come together to be shared in a way you’ve never experienced before. Learn from others, teach new friends, and make something together.
Our friends at the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) have launched a new FREE webinar series highlighting international design initiatives that serve as emerging case studies in successful design models.
They delivered the first presentation of the new Learning from Abroad series on Mar. 19, and it featured a conversation with finalists of the 2013-2014 World Design Impact Prize. You can play it back here:
The Design Futures Council—via Design Intelligence—has once again published the findings of their survey on how effectively architecture and design schools in the United States are preparing young designers to enter the work force.
If you’ve seen these findings from previous years, you know they’re an indispensable resource for gauging how perceptions of ID programs are evolving in the eyes of the companies who hire design graduates. So which are viewed as the top ID programs right now?
More than 400 design students, practitioners and educators gathered at the Rochester Institute of Technology Oct. 18-20 for the second consecutive Thought at Work Industrial and Interaction Design Student Conference.
Students representing 16 universities—including Syracuse University, Columbus College of Art and Design, Carnegie Mellon, Ohio State and Penn State—attended nearly 60 events in a single weekend!
Introducing the next, interactive webinar in IDSA’s Design Success Webinar Series. Join Angela Yeh, founder and president of Yeh IDeology LLC, as she offers tips and strategies for maximizing your career opportunities and positioning yourself for the career you have been dreaming about.
Here’s the scene: 60 students from five design programs trek to a patch of land in northern Alabama that stretches for more than 3,000 acres. They arrive with modest camping gear, a few clothing items, some toiletries and whatever small hand tools they can carry. They are immediately tasked with a week’s worth of design challenges and they have to figure out ways to work as teams to get things done.
Sounds like a great way to spend part of your summer break, no?
Continued learning and networking are the hallmarks of professional development. No matter where you are on your career path, IDSA is committed to helping you, our member, be the best!
Our newest tool, the IDSA Design Success webinar series, has been created to help you succeed in every phase of your career. Each hour-long webinar in the series brings you cutting-edge information and exclusive access to world renowned experts and thought leaders covering the hot topics most relevant to professionals like you. For students, there is no better way to gain insight into the world of industrial design professionals.
Best of all, the entire series is FREE, as a new benefit for all IDSA members!
John Edson, president of LUNAR and author of Design Like Apple, Seven Principles for Creating Insanely Great Products, Services and Experiences led the Aug. 19 kick-off webinar. John built on the lessons he explored in his book and showed how design can create a competitive advantage for any organization by delivering beauty, ingenuity and charisma.