Dulles, Va. (PRWEB) October 15, 2010
The Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) Catalyst program is accepting applications starting today through Tuesday, November 30 for design success stories that have made an impact on industry, the environment and society. Submissions will be reviewed by a panel of thought leaders in business, design and academia.
Design firms, client companies, academic institutions or any other interested parties may nominate a design success story worthy of study, documentation and preservation. There is no restriction on dates in use, production or distribution. However, the submission must clearly demonstrate the positive impact of industrial design and how it raises the visibility of design's global effectiveness in delivering value to businesses, communities and society.
"A large part of society is still unaware that design is responsible for many improvements in their daily lives," said Catalyst Chair Ravi Sawhney, FIDSA. "From intelligent and ergonomic designs that let baby boomers live independently longer, to programs that encourage savings and sustainable designs that benefit the environment, design affects our every day lives."
Review panelists include:
- Arvind Bhambri, professor, Graduate Business School at the University of Southern California
- Robert Blaich, FIDSA, visiting professor, Syracuse University's Department of Industrial and Interaction Design
- Sam Farber, founder, Copco, OXO and Wovo
- Charles L. Jones, FIDSA, chief design officer, MASCO Corp.
- Lorraine Justice, FIDSA, Swire Chair professor and director, School of Design at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
- Steve Kaneko, FIDSA, design director, Microsoft's Entertainment Experience Group
- Guy Kawasaki, founding partner, Garage Technology Ventures
- Sam Lucente, IDSA, leads Hewlett-Packard's design practice
- Tom Matano, IDSA, general manager of Mazda Design, Mazda
- Imre Molnar, IDSA, dean, College for Creative Studies
- Ken Musgraive, IDSA, leads Dell's Experience Design Competencies
- Elie Ofek, associate professor, Harvard Business School
- Ravi Sawhney, FIDSA, founder and CEO, RKS
- Robert T. Schwartz, FIDSA, general manager of global design, GE Healthcare
- Linda Tischler, senior writer, Fast Company
- Lorrie Vogel, general manager of considered design, Nike
- Helen Walters, editor of innovation and design, Bloomberg Businessweek
- Patrick Whitney, IDSA, dean of the Institute of Design, Illinois Institute of Technology
To submit, visit http://idsacatalyst.org/index.php
Since 2002, IDSA has curated a series of case studies, the Catalyst Case Study program, which supplies the business community and the average consumer with a series of deep drilling stories regarding exactly how design can be leveraged to generate revenue or to positively address the social challenges of the day.
Founded in 1965, the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) is the world's oldest, largest, member-driven society for product design, industrial design, interaction design, human factors, ergonomics, design research, design management, universal design and related design fields. IDSA produces the renowned International Design Excellence Award (IDEA) competition annually; hosts the International Design Conference and five regional conferences each year; and publishes Innovation, a quarterly on design, and designBytes, a weekly e-newsletter highlighting the latest headlines in the design world. IDSA's charitable arm, the Design Foundation, supports the dissemination of undergraduate scholarships annually to further industrial design education. The organization has more than 2,300 members in 27 chapters in the U.S. and internationally. For more information, visit http://www.idsa.org.