At IDSA, we make it a practice to acknowledge our members celebrating significant anniversary milestones. We appreciate our members and their significant contributions to the design community. We look forward to observing many more years together. This month, May 2013, we honor the following members.
IDSA mourns the death of Earl N. Powell who passed away May 7, 2013. Powell was a member of IDSA from 1986 to 2009. Known as a design educator, he also was a writer who contributed a chapter on design management in Impact: The Synergy of Design Business + Technology and wrote the foreword for The Industrial Design Reader and for Designing for People by Henry Dreyfuss.
NewDealDesign captures a 2013 National Design Award for Product Design. This award is given to an individual or firm for exceptional and exemplary work in the design of consumer goods, technology, or home and office furnishings.
RKS’ design team visited the workshop of Los Angeles-based chocolatier Mark Lewis to collect insights on how the Marco Paolo artisan truffles deliver magical experiences that delight the consumer. And from that, they created the visual identity and packaging for Lewis' delicious creations.
On Tuesday, April 23, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) held its seventh design conference, Design Day 2013, where lawyers, USPTO examiners and designers explored emerging trends in design patent law and its applications. Rob Tannen, IDSA attended the symposium, which focused on design patent issues related to user interfaces, and he shared a number of valuable takeaways through his blog, Designing for Humans.
CNN’s "The Next List," hosted by Dr. Sanjay Gupta, recently took viewers into a future where checking your vital signs is just as easy as checking your email. Doctors reach out to patients on smartphones to alert them to conditions they don’t even feel yet, and remotely deliver a personalized solution.
These are all technologies currently in development at the USC Center for Body Computing, led by Executive Director Dr. Leslie Saxon.
Ljilja Kascak, student member of IDSA and a master’s student in the School of Industrial Design, has been awarded first place in the “connected life” category of the Convergence Innovation Competition (CIC) for a project called Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM), a home-based monitoring application designed to help patients with chronic conditions.
By providing effects that evoke sensations as diverse as a rolling pinball, running engine or human heartbeat in the palm of your hand or bring rich, full-bodied sounds to your ears just like you were experiencing it live, ViviTouch® technology is changing how consumers experience their favorite electronics.
What happens when you combine renowned, Canadian industrial designer, Matthew Kroeker, IDSA, with two designers—turned MBA grads—from top-tiered business schools? You get a group of business-savvy, design thinkers who want to solve problems and disrupt stagnant industries.