Dan Harel, an adjunct professor of design was invited to present work of his students at the Tel Aviv campus of the Technion earlier in January.
About 35 graduate students representing multidisciplinary backgrounds including industrial design, architecture and engineering attended the presentation. It was scheduled for one hour only as this event took place one week prior to finals. At the request of the students, however, Dan’s presentation was extended to three hours (taking the time of another class) and covered medical design as well as design methodology. He also presented general information about RIT, its colleges and particularly the School of Design at CIAS.
The contact with the Technion began at the Medicine+Design conference organized by professor Roger Remington of the Vignelli Center for Design Studies in early November 2014 at RIT.
At the conference, representatives from five international design schools including professor Naomi Bitterman, Chair, Industrial Design at the Technion, presented student work and discussed future collaborations.
*The Technion Institute of Technology is similar in many ways to RIT including its size and focus areas. Its graduates are responsible for countless innovative products in every field of life, particularly in the hi‐tech industry. Its industrial design program is part of (the college of) Architecture and Urban Planning.