Category Archives: Design Business

Industrial Design: Why Is It Still a Man’s World?

In this open letter, designer Ti Chang asks the important question: where are all the women in industrial design?

By Ti Chang – January 7

A few hours into my first day at work as an industrial designer, I was shocked to discover there was no women’s restroom. I was the first woman on a team with 12 men, designing bicycles. I laughed it off at first because it felt too absurd. That week, they converted an unused closet, which became my bathroom. Although this happened in 2004, this kind of injustice and inattention to women is still pervasive.

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Design and Spirituality

Design and Spirituality : A Philosophy of Material Cultures book cover

Design and Spirituality examines the philosophical context of our current situation and its implications for design. It explores how modernity and our constricted notions of progress have contributed to today’s crisis of values, and argues for a re-establishment and re-affirmation of self-transcending priorities, together with an ethos of moderation and sufficiency.

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EUIPO becomes a Depositing Office for the Digital Access Service for Industrial Design

I’ve tried really hard to come up with a title for this piece that does justice to its subject, but I’m not sure I’ve nailed it… maybe I need to admit that there’s just no way to make design portfolio administration and priority-claiming processes sound sexy. But I promise this is some truly excellent news […]

Administering global industrial design portfolios just got a little bit easier: The EUIPO becomes a Depositing Office for the Digital Access Service for Industrial Designs from 11 July 2020. — IPcopy

Professional code of conduct for designers

The International Council of Design has just released the latest and greatly enhanced version of their professional code of conduct for #designers.

Are you a designer? read, abide by, keep it always in mind.

Are you a c-suite executive, hr #manager, #entrepreneur, somehow connected to or hiring design services?

Get to know it too, and understand what standards should be expected and required from committed design professionals.

According to @theicod the code of conduct is an “aspirational document” that should serve as a standard and reference not only to practitioners, but also to professional associations and educational institutions.

Moreover, it “firmly positions design as a profession, focusing on #ethical issues and the overarching responsibility of designers to humanity.”

⏩⏩Download the pdf document here: https://bit.ly/ICoCPC

>>Visit my new page “Ethical Design” with more resources.

Universal Design Summit 7

Universal Design Summit is a preeminent conference in North America, drawing experts in universal design from across the globe. UD Summit has traditionally focused on universal housing and inclusive communities. Event organizers are pleased to announce the expansion of UD Summit to include inclusive design in digital spaces.  Our current plan is to offer simultaneous virtual and in-person conferences.

UD Summit 7 will be held in May 2021 in St. Louis and attract several hundred designers, developers, builders, contractors, and architects from across the country and the globe. UD Summit 7 will provide exceptional content in the areas of affordable housing for all ages and abilities, universal design in public spaces, physical and digital community access, and universal design in digital spaces.  A pre-conference seminar will focus on ADA regulations and accessibility requirements for housing.  Continuing education credits will be offered through a variety of professional associations including AIA, IDCEC, IOTA and more.  Dozens of vendors of related products and services will be on display throughout the conference.  Opportunities abound to network with inclusive-minded professionals from varied industries.

If there is an imposing health risk to participants due to COVID-19, the event will be held virtually in the same time frame. Our current plan is to offer simultaneous virtual and in-person conferences.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMITION SEPTEMBER 30

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