World Industrial Design Day (WIDD) 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, highlighting the contribution designers and academics have made to the discipline and facilitating collaborations that help improve economic, social, cultural and environmental quality of life throughout the world.
Through a series of international events on 29 June, initiated by Icsid Members and non-members alike, World Industrial Design Day provides designers and like-minded design enthusiasts from a wide spectrum of professions with a channel to engage with one another. Events such as sustainability workshops, exhibitions, international symposiums on socially responsible design, webcasts, free admission to museums and Icsid’s international student poster competition are but a few of the commemorative activities that World Industrial Design Day has inspired throughout the world.
Since its inception Icsid has been an organisation that connects people from diverse backgrounds who, while perhaps from different cultures or religions, have at least one thing in common: a passion for industrial design. This bridging of the design community continues to be shown with the annual celebration of World Industrial Design Day; a day for the industrial design community to share ideas, celebrate their profession, spread knowledge and help create a better world in the process.
Check back next year when we will hold the next World Industrial Design Day event for 2011.