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  • in memoriam

    It is with deep sadness that we honor the passing of our dear friend and colleague Essam Abu Awad (1958-2021). In addition to serving on the ICoD Executive Board (2019-2021) Essam was an inspired designer, advocate and educator of design in the Middle East.
  • member event

    Member Event 2021 Design Intelligence Award organised by Zhejiang Modern Intelligence and Manufacturing Promotion Center is an international academic award in industrial design established in China in 2015. It is a platform for evaluation, promotion and communication of design, an accelerator bringing innovation to the industry and the future.
  • member event

    Alongside this year’s ICoD IDD2021 theme of “Design for Each and All”, ICAD Design Days 2021 is organised in parallel with the aims to encourage and catalyse discourse surrounding designing for inclusivity and wellbeing. Running from 05 to 07 May 2021, events such as talks and an online exhibition relating to intersections of design with inclusivity and wellbeing are held, engaging with topics such as mental and physical health, marginalised communities, and migrant & refugee rights.
  • communication design

    This extended and final volume (to date) of Communication Design [journal] Vol 5 (1-2) May-November positions research and education in “a time for transformation”. Articles, visual essays and reviews present alternative ways to both teach and present design research, collectively deepening our thinking on the question: how can design education develop relevant curricula to ensure we’re meeting the needs of the next generation of designers?

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