2012 Partnerships


Strategic Partnership with National Art Education Association

This year we are very excited to share that the Industrial Designers Society of America and Doris Wells-Papanek, M.Ed., principal of Tailored Learning Toolshave established a unique collaborative partnership with the National Art Education Association (NAEA). 

The goal is to create a direct link between IDSA’s college design students and NAEA’s grades 6-12 art educators and their students. 

Dr. Robin Vande Zande, associate professor and coordinator of art education at Kent State University School of Art, has graciously agreed to act as our key connection through her role as the chair of NAEA’s Design Issues Group. 

We learned important lessons as a result of the pilot Design Learning Challenge 2011. Having direct access to art educators who are passionate about design will lend itself well to establishing timely collaborative teams with schools as well as early understandings of focus and category selection. Further details regarding creating project partnerships with art teachers and students will be posted on this website soon.