The Icsid website got a whole new facelift!

We’ve reworked the entire website to be much more user-friendly, shareable, and easier on the eyes. We’ve brought the World Design Capital and World Design Impact Prize microsites back under one roof and we’ve also got a new programme to talk about. Ready for the grand tour? Let’s get started!

The Big Picture
No more squinting to look at tiny photos—we’ve gone for the big, the bold, and the (sometimes) beautiful. We’ve created a special photo gallery for media who want high-resolution photos. Do you work for media? Send us an email and request permission to access.

You may have been wondering when we were going to make our content shareable… With our cool social media widget, you can now share our articles through tweets, Facebook posts and more with just a simple click and quick login.

Three Become One

We’ve brought the World Design Capital and World Design Impact Prize microsites back into the fold.

You no longer need to leave the comfort of our site to check out the latest and greatest from WDC Taipei 2016 and WDC Mexico City 2018. Each World Design Capital has its own page, with easy to use quick links to get you viewing the latest videos, news, and photos. Watch some never before seen archived videos of past cities such as this 47-minute special on WDC Seoul 2010, or relive those breathless moments before Cape Town was named WDC 2014.

We’ve also organized our World Design Impact Prize pages to make it easier to browse the shortlisted projects and winner of each cycle.

Designing a Better World
You’ll also notice we have a new programme called World Design Talks. We’ll be holding several World Design Talks in all corners of the world throughout the 2015-2017 term, which will culminate in the setting of a global design agenda at our biennial General Assembly. The first World Design Talks was held just this past weekend and we know we’ve been pretty hush hush, but we promise to tell you more about this soon!

In the meantime, you should join our LinkedIn Group where the conversation will take place between talks. There you can connect with industrial designers and colleagues from other disciplines to share design-led solutions for making making the world a better place.

What’s the Story?
We know you love original content and we’re committed to bringing you more of it now, more than ever. We’ll keep interviewing and profiling industrial designers and companies, but in addition, we’ll start podcasting and holding regular Twitter chat sessions with industry novices and veterans alike. The public is always welcome to post their comments on Facebook or participate in our Twitter chats. The more the merrier!

One way to make sure you don’t miss out on the chats and podcasts and content? Sign up to our monthly newsletter!

Inside Icsid
Where would Icsid be without members? It’s now much easier for members to log in and access important documents about the organization. We’ve got everything you need right here at Inside Icsid, including back issues of the members only newsletter and all the information on the upcoming diamond anniversary General Assembly in 2017.

Not a member? Are you part of an industrial design organization, association, company, or educational institution? Want to be part of a network of engaged professionals who believe in the power of design to change the world? Perfect, step right up and join us here.

Happy New URL
This new website will also be getting a brand new URL—our Cinderella moment happens at the stroke of midnight, 1 January 2017. That’s when we officially become the World Design Organization, and switch over our website to But don’t worry, if you forget to update your bookmark, we’ll be sure to redirect you.

Ladies and gentlemen, we hope you enjoyed your tour of the new website. Thank you for visiting and we hope to see you again soon!