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RIT Celebrates Hello Bench by Bridget Sheehan

On Thursday, March 11, RIT proudly celebrated the launched of alumna and current faculty member Bridget Sheehan’s Hello Bench for Loll Designs. Loll Designs is a designer/manufacturer of durable, all-weather, outdoor furniture and accessories made with recycled plastic – mostly … Continue reading
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RIT ID Graduate Places in Three-Minute Thesis Competition

RIT Industrial Design second-year graduate student AJ Magee placed second this Friday in the CIAS Three-Minute Thesis competition. The new competition challenged graduate students to present their thesis research in less than three minutes, using only one static PowerPoint slide. … Continue reading
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RIT IDSA Merit Awards Winners Announced

The Industrial Design faculty is pleased to announce the winner of the 2016 IDSA Student Merit Award, Brendan Babiarz. Brendan will represent RIT at the Northeast District Conference in New York City, April 28-29. The competition was judged by Rebecca … Continue reading
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Caroline Baumann, Director of Cooper Hewitt, Speaks at Vignelli Design Conversations Lecture

Caroline Baumann, Director of the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, visited RIT as part of the Vignelli Design Conversations Lectures. As director, Caroline oversaw the rebranding of the Cooper Hewitt and its renovation in 2008. Caroline coordinated the efforts of … Continue reading
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Mehrafza Mirzazad Wins Corning GlassLab Fellowship

RIT Industrial Design congratulates Mehrafza Mirzazad, this year’s Corning Museum of Glass GlassLab Fellowship winner. The GlassLab Design Fellowship provides one RIT Industrial Design student (either a graduating Senior or a graduating Graduate Student) with an opportunity to explore glass … Continue reading
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T-minus 2016

T-Minus 151, RIT’s spring semester kickoff design blitz, announced its winners this Saturday with the help of alumnus and sponsor Brett Teper of modko. Over 48 teams competed this year, each composed of one representative from every level of the … Continue reading
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Professor Alex Lobos is going to give lectures and workshops in Italy

Alex Lobos will visit Fabrica Design Center in Treviso and University of Ferrara in January 2016 to present lectures on emotional design and sustainability. At Ferrara he will also direct a two-day workshop on user-centered design. These activities are part … Continue reading
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Nicole Nadeau: Art Basel & Design Miami

Nicole Nadeau, RIT Industrial design graduate in 2005 is going to exhibit some new art objects with her collective, KNS in Art Basel & Design Miami this week. She also will be co- hosting a Panel “Design: Breaking Boundaries” with … Continue reading
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ATOSSA 3D Printed Footwear

Behrad Ghodsi, a 2015 graduate of the Industrial Design program proposed Atossa 3D print shoes for his graduation thesis at RIT.Atossa started as the idea for redesigning industrial and social systems that deliver the products to us. The designer thought of … Continue reading
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Effective Access Technology Conference and product design competition

The 2015 Innovative Access Technology Product Competition is specifically designed to promote and advance early-stage effective access ideas. This competition is broadly defined in order to include almost all access technology stakeholders: faculty and student researchers; companies; and other individuals … Continue reading
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AUTODESK: Fusion 360

Two events are going to take place at RIT related to Autodesk Fusion 360 with the contributions of Professor Alex Lobos and Fusion 360 Product Manager Colin Smith. Join us and learn more about Fusion 360.
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Marissa Tirone : Reimagining the design of a city

Professor Marissa Tirone’s work will be featured in the Amid/In Western New York exhibition series at Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center in Buffalo. The exhibited piece is part of a larger study on reimagining the design of a city and it’s … Continue reading
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Unmentionable: Socio-Structural Discrimination of Incontinence; Engendering Dignity by Design

RIT’s Office of Graduate Studies has honored Brendan Gordon, a 2014 graduate of the Industrial Design program, as the first recipient of the Outstanding MFA Thesis Award. His thesis studied the stigma and outpatient treatment of adult urinary incontinence (UI). … Continue reading
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The Interview Series: Michael Kelly

Michael Kelly, talks to RIT ID blog’s editor about Socioemotional Design. RIT ID-Design editor: We would like to know a little more about you.Why did you decide to come to RIT for graduate studies? Michael Kelly: I grew up in … Continue reading
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IdeaLab

RIT’s Industrial Design students and faculty participated in IdeaLab which took place on campus, on October 3rd and 4th. The RIT IdeaLab mixes multidisciplinary student teams, coaches, and industry sponsors to identify and solve real world problems. This year, six … Continue reading
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RIT-ID at IDSA International Conference in Seattle

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 … Continue reading
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Professor Josh Owen delivers a workshop at Domain du Boisbuchet

Professor Josh Owen was invited to deliver a workshop at Domaine du Boisbuchet in Lessac, France last week joining such previous designers as Shigeru Ban, The Bouroulllec brothers, Konstantin Grcic, Jasper Morrison and Maarten Van Severen among others. The project … Continue reading
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RIT ID Interns Share Experience

RIT ID came back from the summer vacation with plenty to talk about. With over thirty from the program landing summer industrial design internships, RIT was well represented both nationally and internationally. Through IDSA RIT, the student-run RIT chapter of … Continue reading
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Studio 9.30

The Studio 9.30 RIT Design Consultancy is a multidisciplinary studio focused on the production of access and health technologies products. This group is motivated equally by real-world learning and helping people with various abilities in our community. The Innovation and Entrepreneurship … Continue reading
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RIT Alum Alex Freeman films T-Minus

While all of us were busy working designing locks, 2012 graduate Alex Freemean was busy filming us in our work habitat that he is so familiar with. After graduating he has been working in the city of Rochester filming and … Continue reading
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