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Reconnect Rochester: Bus Shelter Reuse Contest

By this time next year, Rochester’s cool retro-style bus shelters could be history. When the RTS Transit Center opens in November, RTS buses that currently wait for passengers along Main Street will instead turn into the new facility on Mortimer … Continue reading
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Sketch Demo With Len Nicholas

This Monday, April 21st, from 8:00-10:00pm there will be a sketch demo with concept artist Len Nicholas in Booth Hall, room 3310. The demo will include both hand and digital sketching. There will also be prizes given out to those … Continue reading
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2014 RIT IDSA Student Merit Award Winner, Alexander Bennett

It is our pleasure to announce Alex Bennett as the 2014 RIT-IDSA Student Merit Award winner. Alex will represent RIT at the Northeast District Conference in NYC, May 15, 2014. We wish Alex the best of luck in New York! … Continue reading
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RIT ID Alumni Spencer Trafton Wins 2014 Red Dot Design Award

Spencer Trafton, 2010 RIT ID graduate, has been working at Brookstone since December 2012. The first product that he designed for Brookstone, a wine aerator, was given a Red Dot Design Award for 2014. Spencer was also involved in the … Continue reading
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RIT ID Alum, Scott Wilson, Donates to Vignelli Design Center

The Project That Kickstarted Kickstarter Raising nearly $200,000 within 72 hours on Kickstarter in 2010 and going on to gross nearly $1 million in 30 days, Scott Wilson’s TikTok + LunaTik kits for iPod Nano- milestone products in the success … Continue reading
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Wendell Castle Receives Visionary Award

RIT Artist in Residence, and father of the art furniture movement, Wendell Castle recently received the first Visionary Award from the 2014 Smithsonian Craft Festival. Castle shares this honor with RIT’s other Artist in Residence, Albert Paley. The Visionary Award … Continue reading
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Research, Scholarship, and Creativity in CIAS: An Exhibition and Symposium

The mission of the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences is to inspire, innovate, and educate in fields where creativity and technology converge. Research, Scholarship, and Creativity in CIAS is a symposium and exhibition that showcases rigorous and creative research … Continue reading
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TEDxFulbright Conference in Washington, D.C.

April 5th marked the first time a TEDxFulbright conference was held in the US. Licensed by TED to highlight the vision of the Fulbright Program for international understanding and proactive community engagement, TEDxFulbright was a one-day interdisciplinary conference for Fulbright … Continue reading
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Professor Lobos Teaches Workshop in Peru

Professor Alex Lobos recently ran a one-week workshop on Emotional Design at Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru (PUCP), in Lima. The workshop gathered 95 students from 3rd, 4th and 5th years at PUCP’s industrial design department. The week included keynote … Continue reading
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Fast Company’s 2014 Innovation By Design Awards

Fast Company‘s 3rd Annual Innovation By Design Awards are a great opportunity for students to be recognized for outstanding work. This year’s 10 categories include: Students, Apps, Data Visualization, Experimental, Graphic, Products, Social Good, Spaces, Health, and Experience. Entries are … Continue reading
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Melissa Moukperian: Guest Lecturer on April 15th

Melissa Moukperian, from Cornell University’s Fiber Science and Apparel Design Department, will be speaking about anthropometrics & functional apparel design in Kim Sherman’s class on April 15th. Melissa will talk specifically about a few projects that she has been involved … Continue reading
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2014 IDSA Student Merit Award Nominees

The Industrial Design faculty is pleased to announce the nominees for the 2014 IDSA Student Merit Award: -Melika Alipour Leili -Alexander Bennett -David Engell -Rebecca Freund -Wei Richard Luo -Kyra Wilson-Houck These students will present their work to the RIT … Continue reading
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Professor Owen Invited to Participate in Symposium at Rhode Island School of Design

Last week the Furniture Design department hosted Material Lessons, a two-day symposium exploring the importance of materials research and knowledge in the practice of art and design. On Thursday, March 20, Department Head John Dunnigan MFA 80 ID welcomed students, … Continue reading
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Metaproject 03 Book Wins an Addy

This year’s Rochester Advertising Federation (RAF) awards event drew a record 500 registrants, all gathered to celebrate creative campaigns of local professionals and students in the Rochester advertising market. The Metaproject 03 book won an award in the 2014 RAF … Continue reading
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Core77 Design Blog Post on Housewares Show

Core77 has posted coverage about the winners of the 2014 International Home + Housewares Show. RIT ID Junior Audrey Kirk is one of those top winners, placing third for “Maize”, her contemporary corn broom design. It is noted to be … Continue reading
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Faculty Spotlight: Mindy Magyar

We had the chance to interview Assistant Professor Mindy Magyar, who joined the faculty of the Industrial Design department last semester. Student: What is your position at RIT? Mindy: I am an Assistant Professor in the Industrial Design Department. Student: … Continue reading
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2014 Alfred L. & Ruby C. Davis Leadership Award Winner, Veronica Lin

Congratulations to Undergraduate Industrial Design Student, Veronica Lin, on being awarded the 2014 Alfred L. & Ruby C. Davis Leadership Award! The award is given to students who demonstrate significant effort toward the improvement and quality of campus life at … Continue reading
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Professor Lobos Speaks at UDESIGN Conference in Mexico

Professor Alex Lobos was recently invited to participate in UDESIGN, an international design conference at Universidad de Monterrey’s Centro Roberto Garza Sada. Professor Lobos had a number of interventions at the event, including a talk on emotion and sustainability, a … Continue reading
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Design Conversations: Joel Katz

Design Conversations: Joel Katz Tuesday, March 18th 4:45pm University Gallery, Booth Hall Design for Understanding Issues in Design Joel Katz is a designer, photographer, author, and teacher. His firm, Joel Katz Design Associates, is known for its thoughtful and user-centered … Continue reading
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2014 RIT ID GlassLab Fellowship Award Winner, Bridget Sheehan

Congratulations to graduating Graduate Student, Bridget Sheehan, on being awarded the second annual GlassLab Fellowship! The GlassLab Design Fellowship provides Bridget with the opportunity to explore glass as a medium for rapid prototyping of ideas and participate in a two-day … Continue reading
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