First, we want to acknowledge that current circumstances due to COVID-19 have been difficult for our academic community. Please know we are here for you and open to learning more about how we can help industrial design students, educators and schools during this challenging time.
There also is a growing group of educators on LinkedIn focused on sharing tools, resources and ideas for navigating the transition from in-person to virtual coursework specific to industrial and product design.
Please join that conversation here.
We also know that many of your students have been displaced and may not have the opportunity to present their work in a traditional, in-person senior gallery setting. To respond to this need, we are building a new online
IDSA Senior Show and Gallery
for our 2020 graduating seniors to share their work online. Thanks to
Leslie Speer, IDSA
(Chair of Product Design at MICA) and
Verena Paepcke-Hjeltness, IDSA
(IDSA Education Director and Associate Professor of Practice in Design at the University of Texas) for this great idea. Stay tuned for launch details soon!
Below you'll find more information on IDSA's ongoing academic-focused programs. Please don't hesitate to reach out with any questions, concerns or requests for assistance. We've got your back.