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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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RECAP: RIT ID at New York Design Week 2015

From May 8 to 19, RIT Industrial Design was well represented at New York Design Week 2015. Below are a few of the highlights. Metaproject 05 booth at ICFF, Javits Center This selection of projects is a representational portfolio of … Continue reading
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ID Sophomores tour state of the art manufacturing

Students in Amos Scully‘s Sophomore Studio toured Advantech, a low volume sheet metal and machining facility that does work in the defense, health care, and transportation industries. At their facility, students were impressed by the 240 ton metal brakes, robotic … Continue reading
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Foundations in Art: Theory and Education conference

Professor Marissa Tirone presented at the Foundations in Art: Theory and Education conference on March 26th, 2015. The theme of the conference, “Tectonic Shifts: Breaking New Ground,” investigated issues concerning foundations programs and educational approaches brought forth by foundations faculty … Continue reading
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“Design matters: Vignelli Center for Design Studies”

It was reported in the Rochester City Newspaper that “RIT’s Vignelli Center is a teaching archive and museum of modernist marvels” (Rafferty 25 March 2015). Click here to read interviews with Professor and director of the Vignelli Center R. Roger … Continue reading
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Designing with advice from international expert

Students from the Bachelors degree in Industrial Design participate in Cultural Design workshop Innovative proposals on clothing, shoes, picture frames and chairs were some of the products developed by industrial design students participating in a cultural design workshop, taught by … Continue reading
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T-Minus 151

Attention ALL RIT ID students, mark your calendars for 9am on January 26th for the kick-off of the second annual T-Minus 151hrs. What is T-Minus, you ask? T-151 is an intensive, one-week project rallying together all students of the RIT … Continue reading
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Junior Soft Goods Studio Exhibit

Junior Soft Goods Studio Exhibit A collection of bag prototypes produced by Industrial Design students as part of the Junior Soft Goods Studio I fall semester session. Wednesday, December 10, 2014 11:00 am – 1:00 pm ID Studio Booth Building, … Continue reading
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Metaproject 05 Winners

This past Tuesday, November 18th, Kikkerland and Bed Bath & Beyond joined the RIT Industrial Design department in the University Gallery to announce this year’s Metaproject winners! Barbara Weston, Director of Product Design for Bed Bath & Beyond, Jan van … Continue reading
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Faculty Exhibition Opening

Come to the Faculty Exhibition Opening tomorrow night! See professional projects from your ID professors: Mindy Magyar, Stan Rickel, Gary Molinari and Josh Owen. Faculty Exhibition Opening November 21, 2014 5-7pm in the Bevier Gallery
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Thought at Work

Thought at Work Thought at Work is a 3-day design conference taking place this weekend, October 24th-26th, at RIT. We will bring together design students from schools throughout the US and Canada, providing a one-of-a-kind opportunity to learn, connect, and … Continue reading
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Design Autopsy 2014 Round-up

Design Autopsy Opening Reception The opening reception of this year’s Design Autopsy included the exhibition of ten of RIT’s top Industrial Design alumni and the display of their successful products. All of the featured alumni were present for the opening … 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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Senior ID Studio Projects

Profs. Kim Sherman, Mindy Magyar, Bruce Leonard: Senior Capstone The ID Senior Capstone is a two-semester self-directed design project. The full-year Capstone project offers an opportunity for in-depth exploration of various aspects of industrial design, as well as the chance … 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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What I Did This Summer

Even though fall is well on its way, that does not mean that summer should be long forgotten. Many of our industrial design students and faculty members had some unforgettable experiences this summer. We went around the industrial design studio … Continue reading
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Internship Spotlight: Alexander Bennett

We asked student Alexander Bennett, an Industrial Design senior, to sit down with us to tell us a little bit about his recent summer internship. Here’s what he had to say: Student: Where did you intern this summer? Alex: I … Continue reading
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RIT ID Student Wins Digital Rochester Student Achievement Award

The College of Imaging Arts & Sciences 2014 Industrial Design graduate student Melika Alipour Leili, along with Management Information Systems’ 2014 graduate student Kevin Lewis, received the Student Achievement Award in Digital Rochester’s GREAT Awards 2014 on Tuesday for their … Continue reading
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Professor Alex Lobos is New Miller Chair for International Education

Professor Alex Lobos was recently appointed as the Paul and Francena Miller Chair for International Education. This endowed university level chair was established by former RIT president Paul Miller and it aims at expanding opportunities for global engagement for faculty … Continue reading
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ID Department Chair Discusses ID’s Use of the Wallace Center as an Essential Resource for Student Success

ID Department Chair Josh Owen took the time to discuss the importance of the Wallace Center to the students and faculty of the Industrial Design department. A relationship born at New Faculty Orientation led Josh to a successful partnership with … Continue reading
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