Vision and Mission


The organization and its members strive to create a world where design enhances the economic, social, cultural, and environmental quality of life.


The organization engages the global industrial design community in activities that enable collaboration aimed at identifying challenges and opportunities for design to address some of the world’s most significant social and environmental issues.

It advocates for ‘Design for a Better World’. Through our global leadership role, we develop initiatives that inform, engage and promote the value of design and its impact on humanity.

As the international voice for industrial design, we advocate, promote, and share knowledge of design driven innovation that has the power to create a sustainable and better world.

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

The UN SDGs are a universal set of 17 goals and 169 targets adopted by UN member countries as a 15-year roadmap to solve some of humanity’s biggest challenges. Learn more about the SDGs and how it relates to our World Design Agenda.