Industrial / Product Design Associations

Why is this Important?

  • Professional Associations are where the industry of the major gather together
  • Many have student chapters you can join while in college
  • Many offer internships, scholarships, and opportunities in the major

Industrial / Product Design Student Associations


The Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA)
The Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) is the voice of the industrial design profession, advancing the quality and positive impact of design. IDSA creates value through publishing Innovation, the quarterly of industrial design practice and education in America; organizing a joint national conference and education symposium each year, hosting five district conferences annually; conducting the annual International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) in conjunction with BusinessWeek magazine; providing Visit