Dulles, Va. (PRWEB) February 2, 2011
The Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) has extended the entry deadline for its annual International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA®) to Feb. 13. For over 30 years, IDEA has recognized design excellence in products, sustainability, interaction design, packaging, strategy, research and concepts. The awards program honors new products that have been in distribution between Feb. 2009 and Feb. 2011. The Henry Ford in Dearborn, Mich., will house the winners in its permanent collection to portray the story of American innovation.
To enter, please visit http://www.idsa.org/content/panel/idea-2011-gallery
Started in 1980, the IDEA program fosters business and public understanding about the impact of industrial design excellence on the quality of life and the economy. For the second year, The Henry Ford will house the IDEA award winners in its permanent collection to continue to tell the story of American innovation. The IDEA sponsors include: Dow Chemical, corporate sponsor; Core 77, Yanko Design, Curve magazine, media partners and facesofdesign.com and FUSE conference, media sponsors.
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 journal 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 2,500 members in 27 chapters in the U.S. and internationally. For more information, visit http://www.idsa.org.