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.
IDSA Executive Director Daniel Martinage, CAE continued his tour of college campuses with a two-day visit in November to the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) where he met with students, sat in on classes taught by John McCabe and observed a portfolio review.
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!
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?
SHIFT is an outdoor design camp for the maker in all of us. SHIFT aims to reframe the routine of our daily lives as designers and reignite the playful nature of the design community. Using physically and mentally challenging activities, students and professionals will be brought together in a nontraditional way to break the boundaries in networking and create long-lasting relationships.
"Some 150 industrial design students working in 34 groups came up with innovative takes on pens and organizers as part of this year’s sprint collaboration with industry partner Newell Rubbermaid.
The products, ranging from inkless writing implements that can electronically transmit information to modular storage units that can hold the items people want to put down as they enter their homes, were presented Jan. 29 in the DEC Center to a crowded room of students, faculty, administrators and Newell Rubbermaid representatives."