mp_logo_blog_aboutIDSA’s Materials and Processes (M&P) Section provides information, resources and support to the IDSA Membership and the  industrial design community, helping them to become more effective as valuable partners in the product development process. It also serves as a vehicle for designers and engineers representing a wide array of manufacturing and supplier industries to network and exchange information. Its focus is on the creative and technical application of materials and manufacturing processes to design. We hope this blog will serve as a source of information for industrial designers on materials, manufacturing processes and their relationship to the creative process of industrial design.

We’ve also have a LinkedIn group, so join in on the discussion.

warren_ginn_head_padding_135x135Warren Ginn, IDSA, is a product designer with a consultancy in Raleigh, NC with over 15 years experience in industrial design, part engineering and manufacturing consulting. He now serves as Professional Interest Section VP of the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) and is (still) evangelizing the value of materials and processes education within the industrial design community. He lectures to manufacturers, designers, educators and students across the country. He received his degree in Industrial Design from North Carolina State University.

If you have and comments or suggestions or are interested in IDSA and/or the Materials and Processes Section, you can e-mail: warrenginn at gmail dot com.


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The Materials and Processes (M&P) Section of Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) is not responsible for any material posted by any of the authors. IDSA specifically disclaims any and all liability for claims or damages which result from any postings. The information contained in this web site is educational and intended for informational purposes only. It does not constitute engineering or design advice, nor does it substitute for engineering or design advice. The opinions expressed in the web site are solely the opinions of the individual authors and do not necessarily represent the opinions of IDSA. The information provided in this website is provided “as is” with no warranties of any kind, express or implied, including but not limited to: no warranty of merchantability, no warranty of fitness for a particular purpose, and no warranty of non-infringement.

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7 Responses to “About”

  1. 1 SANGEETHA June 1, 2010 at 1:50 am

    thank for all the info

  2. 2 Greg July 22, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    Love this blog. Don’t stop posting keep it up.

  3. 4 michal November 24, 2010 at 5:51 am

    This is a great stuff!

  4. 6 Manuel Antonio October 31, 2011 at 3:28 am

    Love to chat you when you tell me… I need your experience in our Puerto Rico’s first Industrial Design Society… Thanks a lot for the info…

    • 7 Warren Ginn October 31, 2011 at 10:00 am

      Hello, the best advice I can give you is to contact IDSA directly. They can give you some advice with regards to how to get started. Visit or call 703.707.6000. Good luck!

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