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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Mehrafza Mirzazad completed Corning Museum of Glass Fellowship

Mehrafza Mirzazad, RIT MFA ID ’16, completed her Corning Museum of Glass GlassLab Fellowship this summer. Her work focused on wearable objects expressive of glass processes. Previous GlassLab design fellows have included Yves Béhar, Nacho Carbonyl and Tomoko Azumi.
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RIT Metaproject 06 Wins ICFF Editors’ Awards for Best School

RIT’s Metaproject 06 seniors have won the 2016 ICFF Editors’ Award for Best School for their collaboration with Poppin. Courtesy of ICFF: “The highly coveted and industry prestigious ICFF® Editors’ Awards, recognizing the best and most innovative designs at ICFF 2015, were … Continue reading
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RIT ID Grads Win Fram Award for Critical Thinking

The Fram Advisory Board has announced that Industrial Design graduate students are winners of the Large Group Award for the 2016 Applied Critical Thinking excellence at Imagine RIT. The exhibit, Your Decisions Make Sustainability Possible, will be held in the … Continue reading
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RIT ID Seniors receive 2016 Legacy Leadership Award

This Monday, four RIT Industrial Design seniors were awarded the Legacy Leadership Award, presented by the Center for Women and Gender and the RIT Leadership Institute and Community Service Center: Holly Leone Veronica Lin Emily Moore Shruti Sharma The Legacy … Continue reading
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Professor Dan Harel Honored for Outstanding Teaching

Dan Harel, Adjunct Professor, Industrial Design was awarded today the Edline M. Chun Award for Outstanding Teaching and Service. The Edline M. Chun Award for Outstanding Teaching is awarded annually to an Adjunct faculty member in the College of Imaging … Continue reading
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Associate Interpreter Jonathan Hopkins Featured in Profile Series

RIT Associate Interpreter Jonathan Hopkins was the subject of a recent profile by RIT ID alumnus Alex Freeman. Jonathan, an avid CIAS and RIT sports fan, has been working at RIT for twenty-eight years. He speaks at length on the … Continue reading
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Associate Professor Mindy Magyar Lectures at Fabrica in Treviso, Italy

RIT ID Assistant Professor Mindy Magyar recently lectured at Fabrica communication research centre in Treviso, Italy. Her talk, Cultural Sustainability by Design, gave insight into her research on the conversation between culture and design. In particular, her work focuses on … Continue reading
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RIT ID Senior Honored as Outstanding Undergraduate Scholar

On April 7, RIT honored Industrial Design senior Emily Moore as a 2015-2016 RIT Outstanding Undergraduate Scholar. Emily is one of 117 students—one percent of RIT’s undergraduate student body—to receive this distinction. Students who have met the criteria for this … Continue reading
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Metaproject 06

Metaproject 06, RIT’s senior studio collaboration with Poppin, concluded this past Tuesday in the Vignelli Center for Design Studies. Metaproject is an annual studio that pairs seniors with an industry partner to work on a semester-long design challenge. This year, … Continue reading
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Vignelli Design Conversations: Scott Klinker

Designer and educator Scott Klinker spoke at the Vignelli Center for Design Studies this Wednesday, April 6, as part of the Design Conversations lecture series. Scott Klinker has been a 3D designer-in-residence at Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, … Continue reading
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IdeaLab 2016

Last weekend, RIT hosted its Spring 2016 IdeaLab at the Simone Center for Student Innovation and Entrepreneurship. IdeaLab challenges students to work in teams on real-world projects presented by corporate stakeholders. Students work over the course of 48 intense hours … Continue reading
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