During August 19-22 in Seattle, WA, the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) held its annual international conference, which marked the organization’s 50th anniversary and had active representation from RIT-ID. Professor Mindy Magyar presented a paper titled “Cultural Shifts and Social Entrepreneurship in Design Education”, which described one of her recent courses with students in Industrial Design and Business.
Professor Alex Lobos presented a paper co-written with Professor Stan Rickel and titled “Hybrid Ideation and Fabrication”, which describes a recent exploration on physical and CAD modeling done with Autodesk.
Alex was also part of a panel discussion titled “Educating Designers for the Digital Age”.
The conference was also attended by several RIT ID alumni, including Patti Moore (Moore Design Associates), Jeff Smith (Autodesk), Alexander Bennett (Microsoft), Jeff Burger (Priority Designs) and Matt Abbondanzio (La Jolla Country Day School).

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