Design Milk founder, Jaime Derringer, recently visited the RIT campus and was shown around by ID chair, Josh Owen. Derringer had nothing but good things to say in her article, “The Tools That Make It Happen: Rochester Institute of Technology” which was posted on November 28.
The article touches on key aspects of RIT, and the Industrial Design program, such as our alumni relations, interdisciplinary study, relationships with the “real world,” and entrepreneurial work. Derringer exclaimed, “What I immediately learned was that RIT encourages interdisciplinary study and cross-collaboration. Because RIT is situated within a university setting, industrial design students are working alongside professional programs, arts and crafts students, as well as the sciences and humanities.”
Derringer also speaks about her visits to other studios in the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences, her tour of the Golisano Institute for Sustainability, and her trip to Wendell Castle’s nearby studio, and her visit to the Vignelli Center for Design Studies.
At RIT, we believe that industrial design education lies at the nexus of theory, process and practice. Industrial design is a human-centered discipline which requires an understanding of the complex relationships between culture commerce and environment. Our varied and experienced faculty expose our students to the history, context and state of the art while imparting the skills necessary to compete as contemporary designers.
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