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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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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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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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‘Best poster’ at the 2014 Engineering and Product Design Conference

Amos Scully faculty recently received the award for ‘best poster’ at the 2014 Engineering and Product Design Conference this September by the Design Society of the UK. “The E&PDE conference will bring together representatives from education and industry who have … Continue reading
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Golf distance measuring devices designed by KEK

Paul Klock earned a BFA in Industrial Design at RIT, in 1990. He has been the industrial design manager and creative director of KEK Associates Inc. since 1994. Klock and his talented team at KEK collaborated with IZZO Golf to … Continue reading
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Design Autopsy This Friday

Design Autopsy Is Almost Here Our days are numbered! Design Autopsy is coming in just a few days. Need to hear a couple of reasons why you should come? Here they are: 1. You should take advantage of this unique … Continue reading
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Design Autopsy Invitation

Design Autopsy is upon us! The exhibition opens on October 17th at 5pm on the 4th Floor of the James E. Booth building. The show will feature a number of fantastic RIT Industrial Design Alumni, and guess what? You’re invited! … Continue reading
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Design Autopsy 2014

This year’s Design Autopsy exhibition is coming soon! We will be highlighting a number of amazing RIT Industrial Design alumni who have spent years of their lives devoting themselves to various career paths. With a large variety of talent, experience, … Continue reading
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RIT ID Alum Cristian Wicha Participates in Design@+ Exhibition Show

RIT ID Alum Cristian Wicha is currently participating in the Design@+ Exhibition Show. In Celebration of the 30th Anniversary of the Sister Cities Relations between the District of Columbia and Beijing, China, ‘Design@+’ aims to bridge the creative conversation between … Continue reading
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Bridget Sheehan takes on the GlassLab Fellowship

This past week recent MFA graduate, Bridget Sheehan, took part in the second annual GlassLab Fellowship. GlassLab is a collaboration between the RIT Industrial Design Department and the Corning Museum of Glass (CMoG) and provides one student, Bridget, the opportunity … Continue reading
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Strong Arm Wins the New York Design Awards

New York Design Awards is a prestigious award given to the best design teams individually selected by a rigorous design panel. The StrongArm Team has won the Product Design category for the StrongArm Ergoskeleton. The team is incredibly happy and … Continue reading
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RIT ID Alum Sam Aquillano Honored at IIDA NE Business Leaders Breakfast 2014

IIDA New England Chapter This upcoming Thursday, May 8th, the 23rd annual Business Leaders Breakfast will take place at the Westin Waterfront hotel, where RIT ID Alum Sam Aquillano will be honored. As Co-Founder and Director of Design Museum Boston, … Continue reading
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RIT ID: NYC Design Week 2014

Loll Designs + RIT Industrial Design Wanted Design Waterfront – The Tunnel 269 11th Avenue Booth #17 May 17, 18, & 19 10am to 7pm Open to the Public First year graduate students designed and developed products suitable for inclusion … Continue reading
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RIT ID Alum Hong Ying Guo Wins A’ Design Award

Former Industrial Design graduate student Hong Ying Guo has won the A’ Design Award in the Medical Devices category for his EpiShell Epinephrine Injector design, as well as an A’ Design Award in the Furniture Design category for his “Pillow … Continue reading
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RIT ID Alum James Paulius’s RIT Metaproject Now in Production

RIT ID alum James Paulius’s RIT Metaproject is now officially in production with Areaware. His Blockitecture design was awarded first place in the RIT Metaproject 03 design competition. “Art meets science in this set of nesting hand-painted blocks. The designer’s … 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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Alumni Spotlight: Dan Fritz

Industrial Design Alum Dan Fritz has recently designed pieces of furniture for BDI Design. BDI introduced three table collections in the 2013 Spring High Point Furniture Market and began shipping the tables in early Fall of this year. The Crease … Continue reading
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Alum Scott Wilson Visited Campus

On Friday, October 18 RIT ID Alum Scott Wilson (1991) was the Keynote speaker at RIT’s Entrepreneurship Conference. Scott’s talk packed Ingle Auditorium with students, professors, and professionals. Scott is the Founder and Principal Designer at MINIMAL Inc., a Chicago … Continue reading
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