CCS Product Design chair wins IDSA Educators Award

Vincenzo IDSA Award

Vincenzo IDSA Award
The College for Creative Studies (CCS) is proud to announce that CCS Product Design Chair Vincenzo Iavicoli was awarded the 2012 IDSA Educators Award. This award is presented annually to an individual in recognition of significant and distinguished contributions to the field of industrial design education. The Award signifies that the recipient has maintained unwavering commitment to the values and principles of the industrial design profession and thus has earned the respect and admiration of colleagues and students for teaching in the field.

According to CCS Provost Imre Molnar, Iavicoli has elevated CCS’s Product Design department to a place where it can compete with the College’s world class transportation design competency. Under Iavicoli’s leadership, the department has boasted three student IDSA Gold Awards over the past four years and has also attracted more than $200,000 in industry sponsored research projects during that same time period. His success at CCS is right in line with an illustrious design career that spans over two decades.

Passionate about students and their development, he was the youngest professor in Japan when the University of Tsubuka invited him to teach there in 1988. He also provides his students with the benefit of solid practical experience. He has researched and lectured at NEC, Nissan, Sanyo, Sharp, Sony and Toshiba.  He has also taught industrial design at ISIA, fashion merchandising at FIT’s abroad program and product design at Polimoda – all in Italy. Other private sector companies that he has taught at include Acer, Gap, LG, McDonnell Douglass, Nokia and Phillips.

Iavicoli has been published in over 51 publications from 10 different countries going back to 1982. Additionally, Iavicoli holds a BA in Industrial Design from ISIA in Italy and a MS in Product Design from Art Center College of Design.