Let's Hangout on World Industrial Design Day
29 June 2014

World Industrial Design Day 2014

Let’s face it. When it comes to explaining who we are and what we do for a living, there are times when defining our industry can be complex. What is industrial design today and what does an industrial designer do? These are the two questions that will ignite a global dialogue.

It’s time to renew the ID of ID

A new kind of design practice has emerged in an age of information and service economy where the new scope of industrial design has expanded rapidly in recent years to go beyond its industrial base and become more inclusive of other disciplines.

To support this initiative, this year's theme for World Industrial Design Day is "Renew ID".

Over the course of the next few months, Icsid will embark on a global campaign, speaking to the industrial design community (professionals, students, agencies, industry associations and promotional organisations) to host a series of events (i.e. webcasts, lectures, roundtables, town hall meetings, etc.) in support of the “Renew ID” initiative.  What will you be doing this 29 June?

Let’s hangout

Host a Google+ Hangout on Air to discuss How is industrial design defined today and How do you define what you do for a living?

You can invite up to 10 people to participate in a Google+ Hangout on Air - from young and seasoned professional designers, educators, students, interns, design journalists - and broadcast your discussion to a much larger audience. Publicise this an your online event to celebrate World Industrial Design Day and encourage designers and non-designers to watch the conversation unfold live via your Google+ page, YouTube account or on any website where you've embedded the link.

It's easy as 1-2-3

Step 1: Make sure you and all other participants on the Hangout have a Gmail and Google+ account. In order for your Google+ Hangout to be broadcasted you will need to link your Google+ and Youtube accounts by agreeing to the Terms of Services.

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Step 2: Click on the  Hangouts icon and and invite specific people or Google+ circles to join you. Then name your Hangout On Air.

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Step 3: Once you've invited your 9 other participants, click "Start broadcast" and after a short countdown, your Hangout On Air will start broadcasting on your Google+ page and YouTube channel.

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If 10 people participate in 10 Google+ Hangouts in 10 cities around the world, we will be on our way to achieving some of our goals for the Renew ID campaign.

Report back

One of the most crucial elements to this campaign is reporting your findings. By sharing your meetings and discussions with Icsid, you are contributing to the global conversation on renewing ID – our identity and industrial design.

For more information about World Industrial Design Day 2014, please contact:

Natalie Dutil
Icsid Communications Officer
t: + 1 514 448 4949 ext. 223

About World Industrial Design Day

World Industrial Design Day is observed annually on 29 June in recognition of the profession of industrial design. First declared in 2007 on the occasion of Icsid’s 50th anniversary, World Industrial Design Day has been established with the aim of promoting awareness of the profession of industrial design and facilitating collaborations that help to highlight the impact of industrial design on economic, social, cultural and environmental quality of life throughout the world.

For the past six years, hundreds of events have taken place on all continents bringing together designers through lectures, competitions, exhibits, museum days and social gatherings. With a focus on each year’s dedicated theme, industrial design champions across the world help celebrate and promote the value of design.

World Industrial Design Day is celebrated annually on
29 June

Download the logo

If you're planning a World Industrial Design Day event you can include the logo on your invitations, banners and websites!

Black logo (PNG - 897KB)

White logo (PNG - 885KB)

Request a proclamation

Join the 12 cities around the world that have already officially proclaimed 29 June as World Industrial Design Day.

All the information and steps to follow are detailed in this 'How to request a proclamation' guide. (PDF – 201KB)

Ways to celebrate

Need more ideas on how to celebrate? Download one of the following guides to kickstart the planning of your event!

A guide for schools (PDF - 131 KB)
A guide for corporations
(PDF - 135 KB)
A guide for cities (PDF - 131 KB)


Like and follow World Industrial Design Day on Facebook


Share the events you're attending or hosting via our online community and use the hashtag #renewID across all social media platforms!