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WikiProject Industrial design is a Wikipedian community that aims to better organize information in articles related to Industrial design and its various components. This page and its subpages contain a lot of suggestions; it is hoped that this project will help to focus the efforts of other Wikipedians. If you would like to help on occasions, see the to-do list there. On 1 November 2014 Mareklug talk was elected for one year to coordinate it.

WikiProject Industrial design

If you would like to participate more in this project, then you can add your name to the list of participants, keep in touch with project developments by watchlisting Wikipedia:WikiProject Industrial design, and join discussions on the talk page (if you are not a member) or Design Cafe (if you are).

Background, scope and goals

WikiProject Industrial design should be a descendent project of both WikiProject Visual arts (as is WikiProject WikiProject Graphic design among others) and, of WikiProject Technology (as is WikiProject Electronics among others). It will then have the value of uncluttering those other projects... It was born around Christmas 2009 (through Alainr345).


This WikiProject aims primarily to provide readers of Wikipedia a clear and consistent reference for Industrial design and its various components. Topics covered by this WikiProject include some, but not all, subcategories of the Category:Industrial design articles (in addition to all articles of that main category):

The ultimate goal of this project is to provide a comprehensive guide to Industrial design-related articles on Wikipedia.

Current goals


"List/Tag/Assess/Write/Maintain", that's our motto here!...

Structure and participants

With the current limited number of participants, we do not seem to need a structure yet - everybody is equal here.

To add yourself to this WikiProject, put the Industrial design userbox that will look something like this in your userpage by typing: ((Wikipedia:WikiProject_Industrial_design/Userbox))

This user is member of WikiProject Industrial design

...or the colorful updated version for 2014:

((User WikiProject Industrial design version 2014))

This user is member of WikiProject Industrial design

List of participants

 *  Charter members
 ** Coordinator Mareklug talk 06:50, 30 November 2014 (UTC) (elected to serve from 1 November 2014 to 1 November 2015)[reply]


The current award for the project is The Zen Award.

The Zen Garden Award Zen Garden Award for Infinite Patience
a WikiProject Industrial design participant


  • Number of articles classified DIRECTLY under Category:Industrial design (plus total number of subcategories): around 110 (See Category)

  • We are working towards the following milestones:

  • Article count Importance by Quality matrix for WikiProject Industrial design from WP1.0:

Things to keep in mind

There are a few things that you should try to keep in mind while editing Industrial design articles.


One of the primary goals of this project is to make Industrial design articles accessible, so you should make an effort to explain any jargon.



Try to ensure that every Industrial design article includes at least a few relevant references, and direct citations for anything that could be considered controversial. Wikipedia articles cannot be a substitute for a textbook (that is what Wikibooks is for), and references can give readers some idea of where they should go if they need more information than the article can provide. Just as important, providing further reading enables other editors to verify and to extend the given information, as well as to discuss the quality of a particular source.

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Bots/Tools used

  • Erwin85Bot (to get Industrial design category page count, automatically daily)
  • ArticleAlertbot (to get notice of urgent situations, automatically each day)
  • AlexNewArtBot (to get notice of new articles related to Industrial design, automatically each day)
  • DASHBot (to get list of living person biographies without references, automatically daily)
  • WP 1.0 bot (to get Quality/Importance matrix, automatically each 3 days) MOVED HERE
  • WolterBot (to get Cleanup listing of project articles, automatically each month)
  • MiszaBot_II (to get project/portal talk pages archived, automatically each month)
  • Popular pages queue (to get traffic stats on Industrial design-related articles, automatically each month)
  • AWB (to get project tag on articles according to category, ONCE)
  • Importer (to get WikiNews, ONCE)
  • Xenobot (to get auto-assessment, on demand)
  • CatGraph

See also


Wikipedia:WikiProject_Industrial_design/New articles
Wikipedia:WikiProject_Industrial_design/New articles