Next Sunday, March 5, is National Industrial Design Day. Coined by the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA), Design Day aims to raise awareness of the field of industrial design, inspire us through the sharing of creative innovation, and invoke community throughout industrial design professionals. To celebrate, Twisthink’s latest blog post sounds a few of the trends in industrial design. We’re looking forward to watching how they transform the industry and implementing them into our own work.
As some argue that we have reached the golden age of innovation, Greg Ip’s recent article, The Economy’s Hidden Problem: We’re Out of Big Ideas, draws our attention to some remaining bright spots of innovation – autonomous driving, healthcare, artificial intelligence. The article points to our unwillingness to accept risk as a key barrier holding us back. I do not believe we are out of big ideas, but I do believe that we need to shift the way we create and allow for new ideas to be imagined and take shape.