15 Dec 2011
Robert L. Peters reviewed Maggie Macnab's new book Design by Nature: Using Universal Forms and Principles in Design. The book examines the versatility of nature, describing how it can inspire beautiful and compelling designed communications.
13 Oct 2011
As Apple marks the first sales of the iPhone 4S on 14 October 2011, a day that has become a tribute to founder Steve Jobs, Icograda President Russell Kennedy reflects on Jobs' legacy - the impact of his vision and innovation on the communication design profession.
13 Oct 2011
Communication design starts historically from book design. Today editorial design (books, magazines, e-publications, online journals, etc.) is still core to the profession of communication design. This editorial by Victor Margolin regards the evolution of the Editorial industry and commerce, knowledge transfer culture, intellectual property, publication design and many other issues that influence our profession intimately.
10 Aug 2011
In this interview by Bhavani Prakash, Vandana Shiva discusses her work in seed collection and returning to traditional, organic farming to reverse the detrimental effects of genetic engineering on farming and farmers, in India and worldwide. Vandana Shiva will expand on this during her keynote speech, "The Green Revolution and Genetic Engineering: A Design for Hunger and Ecological Disruption" at the 2011 IDA Congress. A moderated panel including Anthony Dunne (United Kingdom), Cory Kidd (United States/Hong Kong) and Susan Szenasy (United States) will respond to her address, exploring the edges between design and biotechnology from their respective disciplines.
28 Jul 2011
Jennie Fourie discovers the development process for the Rio Summer Olympics 2016 brand identity. She compares the positive reception of Rio's official identity to previous Olympic events and explores what makes the brand so successful. Fred Gelli, Tátil partner and creative director, will be a panellist at the Urbanism Keynote at the 2011 IDA Congress in Taipei, Taiwan (Chinese Taipei).
21 Jul 2011
Véronique Vienne interviewed Omar Vulpinari for DESIGN>EDUCATION Magazine in their February 2011 edition. Omar explained how he tries to create memorable and artful campaigns that address the most pressing social issues.
27 Jun 2011
In an interview conducted by Curve magazine editor Belinda Stening, Tatjana Dzambazova shares her views on current trends toward more demanding, design-aware consumers and the more prominent role of designers in product development. She also observes the democratisation of design, the rising DIY (do-it-yourself) movement and wonders after the resultant future of the design profession.
16 Jun 2011
Uday Dandavate cautions against the current direction of establishing new National Institutes of Design campuses without a coherent direction for the future of design. Uday is a core member of 'Vision First,' an initiative to develop a vision for creating design competencies in India.
14 Jun 2011
As an international organisation, Icograda has championed the value of design and best practices for the procurement of design services for almost 50 years.
03 Jun 2011
While new fashion branding launches in Russia and Asia to entice more people to smoke, the government of Australia seeks to erase branding and make cigarette packaging highly unappealing. A critical reminder of packaging design's impact on consumer perception.