WDO recently welcomed six new members to its growing community! Take a moment to get to know each institution and company below and learn more about how they are leveraging design in their respective sectors and countries.

International Conference of Experience Design (IDXC)

China

Pillar: Promotional

Established in 2010, IXDC is an international platform that promotes creativity and innovation in experiential design. Each year, they host the International Conference of Experience Design, the world’s leading user experience innovation event that brings together tens of thousands of international design professionals.

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Istanbul Art, Promotion and Research Foundation (İSTAV)

Turkey

Pillar: Associate

Established in 1993, the Istanbul Sanat Tanıtım ve Araştırma Vakfı (Istanbul Art, Promotion and Research Foundation) is a non-governmental organization that aims to support the creative industries through various art and design focused events, educational activities and public workshops.

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Kadir Has University

Turkey

Pillar: Educational

Kadir Has University, with five diverse faculties and several vocational schools, is dedicated to becoming a leader in educational and cultural fields in Turkey. The university aims to foster research that can produce sustainable solutions to local, national, regional and global challenges.

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National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST)

Pakistan

Pillar: Educational

Founded in 1991, the National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) is a public research university in Islamabad, Pakistan. Although primarily an engineering and science-based entity, NUST launched their School of Art, Design & Architecture (SADA) in 2010 to cater to diverse student interests and promote interdisciplinary study.

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Planet Protector Packaging

Australia

Pillar: Corporate

With the goal of becoming the market leader in eco-friendly thermal packaging, Planet Protector Packaging developed a sustainable, biodegradable insulated packaging solution, known as Woolpack, made from 100% sheep waste wool and manufactured in Australia and New Zealand.

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Tatung University

Taiwan, Chinese Taipei

Pillar: Educational

Tatung University (TTU) is a teaching and research-oriented university highly recognized for its engineering and management programs. Having developed in conjuction with Tatung Company, the leading electric and electronic multinational company, TTU has placed a special emphasis on practical and professional learning.

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With over 180 members around the world, WDO’s diverse membership represents a global network that collaborates to support the profession of industrial design and promote its contribution to economic, social, cultural, and environmental development.

Interested in becoming a WDO member? We invite you to contact office@wdo.org for more information. 

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