Industrial Design Organizations
Founded in 1965, the nonprofit Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) is one of the oldest and largest industrial design associations, representing thousands of members in dozens of Student Chapters, Professional Chapters and Special Interest Sections in the United States and internationally.
The World Design Organization is an international non-governmental organization and an international voice for industrial design. We advocate for Design for a Better World, promoting and sharing knowledge of industrial design-driven innovation that enhances the economic, social, cultural, and environmental quality of life.
The Design & Emotion society is established in 1999 as an international network of researchers, designers and companies sharing an interest in experience driven design. The network is used to exchange insights, research, tools and methods that support the involvement of emotional experience in product design. The daily board is based in The Netherlands.
The Japan Institute of Design Promotion was founded in 1969 on the basis of a report submitted by the Design Council of the Ministry of International Trade and Industry. It is the only organization in Japan involved in the comprehensive promotion of design activities. Since its foundation, it has been involved in an ongoing series of promotional activities with the cooperation of government agencies, industrial bodies, and individual designers.
The Hong Kong Designers Association was founded in 1972. The Association is the first of its kind in Hong Kong, and is a design body to advocate public interest in design and higher professional status for practising designers in Government, cultural, entertainment, commercial and industrial sectors, for full-time, part-time teachers and administrators on the academic side of designing.
ADI-FAD, the Industrial Design for Development of Decorative Arts Association, is a non-profit making cultural institution, which operates due to the contributions of its members. Its main objective is to promote and develop Industrial Design on a social, institutional and corporate level.
The Product Development and Management Association (PDMA) is the premier global advocate for product development and management professionals. Our mission is to improve the effectiveness of individuals and organizations in product development and management.
SVID, The Swedish Industrial Design Foundation aims to improve the awareness within the private and public sectors of the importance of design as a competitive tool and to encourage the integration of design methodology into their activities.
Since 1956, ADI - Associazione per il Disegno Industriale (Association for the Industrial Design) brings together professionals, researchers, teachers, critics, journalists around the main topics of design: project, energy consumption, recycling and training. ADI has a leading role in the development of the industrial design as a cultural and economic phenomenon.
KAID is composed of industrial designers as well as professors and workers of the field, businesses specializing in design, and corporate members. Through fast and clear communication with such excellent human resources, KAID has been serving as an active contributor for the growth of the students of the field and development of the domestic industrial design.
Transgenerational Design Matters inspire, promote, and support product and architectural designs that deliver "aging in place" to people of all ages and abilities.
Web site of the Tuscany Delegation of ADI (Associazione per il Disegno Industrile) a non-profit organisation that supports the development of design culture, bringing its various leading actors together to generate innovative strategies, interpret socio-economic changes and encourage and disseminate the evolution of quality as a function of emerging social trends and problems.
Founded in 1948, the Association of Canadian Industrial Designers (ACID) promotes and represents the interests of its corporate and professional members to government and other international associations.