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Apr 15 2017

2017 MFA Graduate Present Their Thesis Work in University Gallery

The Industrial Design MFA at the Rochester Institute of Technology is an interdisciplinary, multinational program focused on design foundations and guided exploration. The faculty represent a diverse range of industry and academic backgrounds, providing students balanced exposure to applied research … Continue reading

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Feb 27 2017

Junior David Cohen on Material Innovation and Working for Autodesk

Getting involved with Autodesk and Jeff Smith, and those associated with Autodesk is the best way to gain an opportunity with Autodesk. I attended one of Jeff’s first workshops and was sold from that point on. I kept going to … Continue reading

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Feb 27 2017

Studio 9.30 Wraps Up Summer of Innovation

The Studio 9.30 RIT Design Consultancy sponsored eight interdisciplinary projects this summer focused on access and health technology products. Teams worked on projects developed in conjunction with community members and local organizations. Faculty from the College of Imaging Arts and … Continue reading

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Feb 06 2017

T-Minus 2017

The fourth annual T-minus ended this Saturday after a week of collaboration with the Seneca Art & Culture Center at Ganondagan. Ganondagan is a cultural center and historical site for the Seneca Nation. Forty-eight teams addressed three prompts and winners … Continue reading

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Nov 02 2016

Pr. Amos Scully Speaks at E&PDE Conference in Denmark

RIT Associate Professor Amos Scully spoke this September at the International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education in Aalborg, Denmark. His talk, Come Together—Right Now: Uniting the Department, described his experience with and research on the annual T-Minus 151 … Continue reading

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Oct 11 2016

Alex Lobos Speaks in Amsterdam

RIT Graduate Director of Industrial Design Alex Lobos spoke at the International Conference on Design & Emotion in Amsterdam this September. His talk, titled “Beyond death: Using design to transcend life, memories and traditions” elaborated on his work with first-year … Continue reading

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Oct 11 2016

RIT Adjunct and Graduate Spotlighted in Democrat & Chronicle

Mariana Pinheiro, RIT MFA alumna and current adjunct faculty, was featured for her work on products aimed at assisting children with developmental disabilities. Continuing her work in Studio 9.30, Mariana has endeavored to turn her three projects into businesses. Her … Continue reading

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Sep 07 2016

Josh Owen Talks with Wendell Castle about Process and Practice at RIT

Josh Owen interviewed Wendell Castle this Thursday in the Vignelli Center for Design Studies in anticipation of his upcoming show at RIT. Wendell Castle Imagined focuses on the creative process of the furniture giant, featuring drawings, maquettes, and selected works … Continue reading

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Sep 07 2016

RIT Senior Wins DMI Student Essay Competition

RIT ID Senior Tania Saliba was named the winner of this year’s Design Management Institute Student Essay Competition. She will be traveling to this year’s DMI Leadership Conference in Cambridge, Mass. She was asked to answer the question, “What is … Continue reading

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Sep 07 2016

Metaproject 07: Umbra and Design for Small Spaces

Metaproject 07 kicked off this Wednesday, August 24 in the University Gallery at the Vignelli Center for Design Studies. This year’s collaboration is with Toronto-based homeware design company Umbra. Formed in 1979, Umbra has produced such award-winning designs as Karim … Continue reading

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