Winners of the 2022 IDSA Awards include pioneering industrial designers and educators.
SEATTLE, September 14, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — The winners of the 2022 IDSA Awards have been revealed live on September 14, 2022as part of IDSA’s annual International Design Conference (IDC)® in Seattle, WA.
The awards ceremony, held in person at Benaroya Hall and streamed live to a virtual audience, was hosted by ClayVon LoweIDSA, At-Large Director of Awards on the IDSA Board of Directors and Chair of the IDSA Awards Committee.
Peter Haythornwaite, FIDSA, has been inducted into the prestigious IDSA Fellows Academy.
Haythornwaite discovered industrial design at the University of Auckland in the 1960s and pursued graduate studies at University of Illinois. He worked at Henry Dreyfuss Associates in New York City and headed the University of Auckland design program. He also worked with Charles W. PellyFIDSA, at DesignworksUSA and later formed Peter Haythornthwaite Design.
His numerous design awards include an IDEA Gold and his work is represented in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art. An early advocate of what has come to be called “Design Thinking”, he co-founded Equip Design Integration Consultants, which designed and implemented the New Zealand government’s “Better by Design” program and the State of Victoria Design to Business initiative.
Haythornwaite became a member of IDSA in 1978 and invited IDSA associates to inform New Zealand business and government on the value of design. He received the John Britten Award in 2003 and a royal honor in 2016, “Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit”, for his services to the design. One of its nominators wrote that “Peter has contributed to a worldwide explosion of industrial design that is rarely seen in the work of just one person…and he is admired by all who have had the pleasure of to know him.”
The first New Zealander to be made a Fellow of IDSA was Joseph SinelFIDSA, in 1965. Sinel worked in California and would have been the first person to start a consultancy using the words “Industrial Design”. Almost 60 years later, IDSA is proud to welcome another pioneering industrial designer from New Zealand as a scholarship holder.
INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
The 2022 recipients of the IDSA Individual Achievement Award are Dr. Lorraine justiceFIDSA, dean emeritus and Professor of Industrial Design, Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), and Bruce HannahIDSA, Emeritus Professor, Pratt Institute.
dr. Lorraine justice has dedicated his career of more than 40 years to promoting, strengthening and supporting industrial design in United States and around the world. Prior to joining the faculty at RIT, Justice served as Dean for seven years at Hong Kong Polytechnic University, where she helped raise funds to bring the Zaha Hadid Innovation Tower to the PolyU campus to house the school. of design, a first in hong kong. Prior to that, she was Director of the Industrial Design Program at Georgia Technology for six years, and previously worked in industry and as a teacher at The Ohio State University for more than 10 years. Justice is a Fellow of IDSA and author of “The Future of Design”. She leads international workshops on the future of design and technology for business, government and non-profit organizations. One of her nominators wrote that Justice “is equally determined in a boardroom, a classroom, and every community she selflessly serves. She has mentored generations of students, which has given extraordinary global designers the highest quality of life for people of all ages and abilities, with equity.”
Bruce Hannah is a 1963 Pratt Institute graduate who joined the industrial design department as a professor in the early 1970s. He later chaired the department and, after retiring in 2015, was named professor emeritus. Hannah began collaborating on seating for Knoll in the late 1960s. In 1990, her iconic Hannah desk system received IDSA’s “Design of the Decade” award. His other notable honors include 1st Designer in Residence at the Cooper Hewitt – National Design Museum in 1992 and the Federal Presidential Design Achievement Award in 2000 for his “Unlimited by Design” exhibit. For her significant contributions to industrial design education, Hannah received the IDSA Education Award in 1998 and the Rowena Reed Kostellow Award in 2003. One of her authors wrote that Hannah “is certainly an important part of the history of industrial design, teaching at Pratt Instituteand the industry as a whole.”
SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
The 2022 recipient of the IDSA Achievement Award is Brett LoveladyIDSA, Founder and Partner, Astro Studios.
Brett Lovelady founded Astro Studios in 1994 to combine the value of design with technology and cultural knowledge. Since then, it has become one of America’s design leaders, and Astro Studios has become an international powerhouse in industrial design, creating cutting-edge products for companies such as Nike, Microsoft, HP, Herman Miller, Xbox and many more. Astro and Lovelady have received numerous industry accolades, including several International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA), the first IDSA Catalyst Award and two BusinessWeek Design of the Decade Awards. Lovelady and Astro also expanded beyond design in 2007 when they transformed Astro Gaming into an industry-leading, high-performance esports company. Lovelady continues to have a tremendous impact on the professional success of designers through her guidance and mentorship, furthering her influence on the next generation of leaders. As one of its nominators wrote, “There’s no one better than Brett—to both work and learn from—in the industry.”
The 2022 recipient of the IDSA Education Award is Dr. Sébastien Proulx, Associate Professor of Design, The Ohio State University.
Dr. Sébastian Proulx holds a doctorate in design and a master’s degree in applied science in design and complexity of Montreal university, where he also completed postdoctoral studies at the Center for Public Health Research and was a lecturer at the School of Design for 12 years. At ohio stateProulx is a hands-on teacher and program coordinator who inspires his colleagues with responsible, inclusive and forward-looking design education.
His collaboration with faculty and students resulted in the creation of the DESIS Lab, which studies design for social innovation and sustainability. He proposed starting vertical design charrettes in the industrial design program to improve student communication with each other and with industry. He was also a pioneer in the department for securing both an affordable learning grant for ID students to share their leftover prototyping hardware and for championing a racial equity fund to bring justice work. of design in his class.
“Sébastien is a dedicated design teacher and researcher who cares about his students and society,” wrote one of its authors. “His work ethic and his passion for teaching are characteristics that set him apart. He is approachable to his students and knows how to motivate and inspire.”
The 2022 recipient of the IDSA Young Educator Award is Aziza Cyamani, IDSA, Assistant Professor of Product Design, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (ONE).
Aziza Cyamani is a multidisciplinary designer with a specialized background in user-centered design, visual communication, product development and sustainable systems. She obtained her master’s degree in industrial design and sustainable environment from Iowa State University and is currently developing a product design program at UNL.
Cyamani enjoys working with students and educators and using her skills to create entities that promote equity for all. She has co-edited and contributed to numerous articles in IDSA’s INNOVATION magazine, including a limited series highlighting diverse voices in academia on key industrial design issues. For the past two years, she has co-hosted the IDSA Education Symposium and currently sits on the IDEA Jury. This is all in addition to his work with UNL faculty to build a more robust product design minor and to connect students to globally complex problems that have made design solutions useful and innovative.
“Aziza cares deeply about student empowerment and the diversity and inclusion issues that concern us,” wrote one of her nominators. “It was essentially the basis of my training as an industrial designer.”
All nominees who qualify for the annual IDSA Awards are rigorously evaluated by the IDSA Awards Committee and then approved by the IDSA Board of Directors before receiving the recognition they have earned.
The IDSA 2022 Awards Committee is led by ClayVon LoweIDSA, with members Betsy BarhartIDSA, Tillman SheaIDSA, Jasmine KentIDSA, Sheng Hung LeeIDSA, Nancy PerkinsFIDSA and George McCainFIDAS.
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