The transition from one year to the next always brings with it
an opportunity to review what has passed and set goals for what is
to come. At i+D, we have much for which we’re grateful and we
are looking ahead with great anticipation.
This year, like so many of you in the field, we harnessed the power of
design—in this case, the strength of our two design organizations—to
bring forth positive change, to disrupt the status quo with something
completely new, and to bring our members and readers something
we believe the marketplace needed. i+D was created to offer
provocative and inspiring editorial focusing on the practice and
impact of design and the crucial role the design profession plays
in our global economy, our built environment, and our daily lives.
This issue marks the official redesign for i+D and sets the tone
for the coming year. Within its pages, you will find bolder graphics
and images, an increased emphasis on innovative and inspiring
products, and new columns—like “Design by the Numbers,”
p. 26—created to keep you in tune with the pulse of the industry.
This all in accord with a continued focus on the people and projects
making an impact across North America through the scope
In this issue, we examine the products and lifestyle directions driving
the kitchen and bath segment (“Heart & Haven,” p. 30) and we head
to spectacular sports complexes that not only are changing the
way fans experience their venues, but also are leading the way in
environmentally aware design (“Upping the Game,” p. 50). We
then move on to office spaces with a focus on employee health
and wellness (“Wellness at Work,” p. 40) and, in our first Business of
Design column, we discuss the primary role the design industry
plays in creating a truly regenerative economy (“Designing for a
Circular Economy,” p. 20).
Our journey together has only just begun. In the coming months,
we will launch a dedicated website for i+D, plus opportunities
to follow our design discoveries between issues via social media.
We look forward to hearing from you as we work, learn, and grow
together. We are very excited for the future and hope you are as well.
Wishing all of you very happy holidays and a successful New Year!
Randy W. Fiser
CEO, ASID, and