Archive for the ‘ACID News’ Category

2015 James Dyson Award now open

By Rob • Mar 27th, 2015

The James Dyson Award is an international student design award running in 20 countries worldwide. We’re looking for product concepts or ideas that solve a real problem.
The brief is broad. We’re looking for designers who think differently to create products that work better. Engineers who follow an iterative design process. Rough and ready prototypes. Products that have a significant and practical purpose, are commercially viable, and are designed with sustainability in mind. Either designed from a university project of designed in the entrant’s own time. The best entries demonstrate the iterative design process and include sketches, images of models, prototypes and videos.



Profit By Design February 24 & 25th

By admin • Dec 19th, 2011

Experience the exclusive and unprecedented access to the Design First Innovation of business leaders showcasing their creative leadership. Learn how to manage business innovation from the methods, strategy and practices of actual development teams who have moved their enterprises to the cutting edge. Join ground breaking start-ups, entrepreneurs, and innovation icons such as Bombardier and RIM Blackberry to learn how to ‘Profit by Design’.



ACID AGM March 18th, 2011 6AM – 1PM PST

By admin • Mar 17th, 2011

OPEN INVITATION TO ALL ACID MEMBERS:
PLEASE JOIN US ON WEBEX FOR THE ACID 2010 AGM
 Audio + Video Web Presentation + Discussion Period
Scheduled: Friday March 18th, 2011
 9AM EST (6AM PST) – 1PM EST (10AM PST)
Please follow the instructions below to log in.
Regards,
Chris O’Brien Wheeler, BCID, ACID
President, Association of Canadian Industrial Designers ACID
Web Site: www.designcanada.org
ACID WEBEX [...]



Icisd: Free Pitching Devalues Design

By Rob • Feb 22nd, 2011

The Professional Practice committee at Icsid has released a statement regarding the practice of “free pitching” – where uncompensated design work is completed for a potential client in hopes of winning a contract. Click on the link to read the full statement.



Employment Opportunity – École de design industriel Univerité de Montréal

By admin • Jan 13th, 2011

École de design industriel Aff : AME 12-10/ 3
Depuis plus de quarante ans, l’École de design industriel valorise une approche de
l’enseignement et de la recherche caractérisée par une intégration dynamique de la
théorie et de la pratique. Elle offre des programmes de formation professionnelle
(baccalauréat en design industriel et en design d’intérieur, D.É.S.S. en design de jeux)
ainsi [...]



Design Exchange Awards 2010 – Call for Submissions

By Rob • Jun 22nd, 2010

BCID Members are encouraged to submit their work to the 2010 Design Exchange Awards. The Design Exchange Awards promote Canadian design excellence and recognizes the critical role of design in all types of organizations including commercial entities (large and small businesses), not-for-profit organizations, and the public sector.



Presentation by the Industrial Design Division of the Canadian Intellectual Property Office

By Rob • Apr 21st, 2010

The Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) invites you to a presentation and discussion on the value of industrial designs and intellectual property.



Vancouver 2010 Torch and Medal Designs

By Rob • Feb 19th, 2010

Vancouver 2010 Winter Games torch and medal designs featured at www.icsid.org



Amended Industrial Design Regulations Come Into Force

By info • Oct 9th, 2008

QUEBEC, CANADA – Amendments to the Industrial Design Regulations came into force on October 5, 2008, a press release by the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) stated.
The highlights are as follows:
• Increased flexibility concerning requirements on the color, size and quality of a design application.
• More clarity with respect to illustrating the design in the [...]



DX Awards Entry Announcement

By Chris • Jun 23rd, 2008

The Design Exchange Awards, presented by Canadian Business magazine, promotes Canadian design excellence and recognizes the critical role of design in all types of organizations including commercial entities (large and small businesses), not-for-profit organizations, and the public sector. The Awards celebrate the success stories achieved through close partnerships between clients and designers. The DXAs are [...]