Since 1948, ACIDO has been the official voice of Industrial Design in Ontario.
The 5110M "BabyChamp" Radio released by Northern Electric in 1948.
A brain sensing headband designed by DesignForce in partnership with Tristan Zimmerman released in 2014.
How and what we design has evolved substantially since then -
But our core principles
have stood the test of time.
ACIDO brings Industrial Designers together to build an understanding of emerging and established best practices in our rapidly evolving field. Chartered Industrial Designers are fully qualified and active participants in a community committed to design excellence, recognizing that impactful innovation requires balanced social, commercial, technological and environmental consideration.
Industrial Design is empathetic, grounded in experiences of the user and the relationships between people and objects in the world around us.
Industrial Design is creative, transforming needs, opportunities, and objectives into market-ready solutions.
Industrial design is collaborative, partnering with experts in finance, engineering, ethnography, manufacturing and marketing throughout all phases of the innovation cycle.
Industrial design is strategic – clarifying intent and driving development of compelling experiences.