Mark Dziersk, FIDSA
Why did you decide to come back for a second run as executive editor of Innovation?
We understand that communities and tribes are distinguished by a need for and the ability to communicate. I always love the idea of designers sharing with each other in an effort to lift the discipline, so for me personally I see it as a way of giving back to the profession.
Do you have any changes planned for Innovation?
The rhythm of the visual and the intensity in content will change through a series of refinements. The density of the information for example will increase and look for more variation in occurrence of white space and the sizing of visuals. In addition to printing Innovation, we will offer it electronically in a page-turning software.
Why do you think members view Innovation as their number one benefit?
Throughout its history, Innovation has always strived to provide a look outside of the four walls most of us occupy, while remaining primarily focused information on the industrial design profession. That is the core of Innovation and it speaks to our core as industrial designers. It also serves as a history and archive that profiles the thought leadership and work that are responsible for the growth of the profession. Finally, I think there is a visual and tactile quality that creates an experience when it arrives as you read it, see and absorb the names, faces, information and content.
I am excited to return and to get started on next year's editorial lineup.
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