World Industrial Design Day 2010

In celebration of World Industrial Design Day 2010, the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (Icsid) invited designers from around the globe to initiate events reflecting the theme for 2010:

Industrial Design: Humane solutions for a resilient world”

This topic was selected to facilitate collaboration within the industrial design community with the goal of producing tangible solutions to world problems.

“This theme stems from the immense response received from our recent ‘Uniting Designers in Disaster’ initiative launched on Facebook on 22 January in light of the disaster in Haiti and conveys the important role industrial design can play in global issues,” stated President Mark Breitenberg. Members and non-members alike initiated events that educated and entertained, creating environments for individuals to explore how industrial design improves the quality of life for all.

About poster competition
To celebrate World Industrial Design Day 2010, design students from Icsid Member Schools are put to the challenge to design a poster that illustrates the importance industrial design has in helping humanity. The poster can be a creative illustration or an illustration of the design of a product that captures this yearʼs theme “Industrial Design: Humane solutions for a resilient world.”

About the design
“Our process of thought started with the five basic needs of every human being: water, food, health, a home, and energy. As we believe industrial design can fulfill these needs, and the perfect way to do it is through the development of recycling and reusable energy technologies. We chose the promotion of this idea as our basic concept.

To further enhance the readability of our basic message, we chose a strong statement: ‘Don’t throw anything away, there is no away.’ Thus, solving the content, we moved on to the illustration.”

– Ivan Orin Vrkas & Bojan Kristofic

About the designers
Students: Ivan Orin Vrkas & Bojan Kristofic
Member school: University of Zagreb, Croatia

Read full interview here

World Activities

The map below highlights the countries who have hosted World Industrial Design Day activities for 2010.