WIDD 2022 Events

Let’s talk: leadership

Country: International

Reflecting on more than six decades of championing design for a better world, WDO celebrated WIDD 2022 under the theme of leadership, recognizing the many ways in which designers are leading the charge towards a better future through 24-hours of design-led discussions.  

Benilde WIDW 2022: Designed to Lead!

Country: Philippines

Celebrating the theme of leadership, the industrial design student organization (Benidlean Industrial Designers) at the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde organized and hosted the 9th World ID Day in the Philippines with a series of virtual talks, workshops, and competitions. The event was celebrated during a week-long series of activities.

Benilde ID @ 30 Masterclass Exclusives Specials

Country: Philippines

Picking from Benilde’s Designed to Lead event, the programme continued with a kick-off celebration of Benilde Industrial Design’s 30th anniversary. From 13-21 July 2022, the programme featured recognized names from the industrial design discipline through a series of masterclasses around intellectual property in Industrial Design, and design experience. 

Chinese Industrial Designers Association

Country: China

As a member of WDO, CIDA is also the largest organization of industrial design in Taiwan. CIDA planned a series of activities for WIDD from 25-30 June 2022, inviting directors, supervisors, members and partners in the field of industrial design to celebrate World Industrial Design Day by hosting meetings and online conferences and sharing content. 

College of Creative Arts UiTM Malaysia

Country: Malaysia

In celebration of World Industrial Design Day 2022, the Centre for Design Studies, College of Creative Arts UiTM Malaysia, UiTM GESTURZ, and the Industrial Design Student Society (IDESS) partnered to organize a series of  Design Seminars from 24 – 30 June 2022, featuring inspired guest speakers from both the academic and industry backgrounds.

Daha İyi bir Geleceğe Tasarımla Liderlik

Country: Turkey

WDO Member Industrial Designers Society of Turkey (ETMK) hosted a series of virtual sessions with experts across design education and research to discuss the topic of leadership by design for a better future. 

Foro Ciudades Creativas & Experiencias Exitosas

Country: Columbia

Within the celebration of “Onomástico de San Juan de Pasto”, Colombia, the Municipal Culture Secretariat organized the Forum of Creative Cities and Successful Experiences, an event that presents cases of leadership where design is a fundamental component. This event was linked to the celebration of WIDD 2022 with the support of the Design Department of the University of Nariño. San Juan de Pasto is part of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network UCCN in the Crafts and Popular Arts category.

iGNITE Global Design Contest 2022

Country: India

Design thinking firm Tata Elxsi celebrated World Industrial Design Day 2022 with the launch of a worldwide design and innovation contest for design students. Being the first-ever global iGNITE design contest, it piqued the interest of multiple participants resulting in more than 180 entries from countries such as the United States, the UK, and India. Premier universities such as the University of Arts London, University of Pennsylvania, Duke, IISc, NID, IIT, MIT and Shristi participated in the competition.

Leadership by Design with WDO Board of Directors

Country: France

WDO Member Dassault Systemes hosted a two-part panel live from France on 29 June 2022. The first conversation included WDO Board Members from India, Taiwan, Spain and Canada, while the second conversation explored design leadership for industry transformation and circular economy and a roundtable with design leaders from Orange, IBM and Ellen MacArthur Foundation.

World Design Capital Valencia

Country: Spain

World Design Capital Valencia 2022 celebrated World Industrial Design Day by looking towards NUDE Generation: 20 Years. The exhibition highlighted the greatest talent pool of Spanish design and was composed of a curated selection of products created by Valencian key designers, from the very beginning of their prolific careers. The city’s celebrations also included a light installation by Radiante at the Àgora València.