Category Archives: Department News

Access Technology IdeaLab@RIT

IdeaLab@RIT sparks innovative solutions for individuals with disabilities. The Access Technology IdeaLab@RIT is a brainstorming marathon—run on sheer adrenalin. The most recent one held the last weekend of April was no exception. Several teams of RIT students and their coaches … Continue reading
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Safety and the Elements: First Year ID Graduate Presentation

The first year Industrial Design graduate students will be presenting explorations that integrate safety and the four basic elements: fire, water, air and earth. Wednesday May 21, 2014 2:00-4:00pm Booth Building, Room 4621
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Design Conversations: George M. and Gregory Beylerian

Design Conversations: George M. and Gregory Beylerian Wednesdsay, May 7th 4:45pm University Gallery, Booth Hall Learning from Experience George M. Beylerian was born in Alexandria, Egypt to Armenian merchant parents, and after emigrating to the US, graduated cum laude from … 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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Faculty Spotlight: Bruce Leonard

We had the chance to interview Professor Bruce Leonard, who was hired this year as our latest Full-time Lecturer in the Industrial Design department. Student: What is your position at RIT? Bruce: I am completing my first full year as … Continue reading
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20/20 Presentations and Panel Discussion

20/20 Presentations and Panel Discussion CIAS Research, Scholarship and Creativity Symposium Wednesday, April 30 from 5:00-7:00PM University Gallery There will be three rapid “Pecha Kucha” style presentations by the faculty, followed by a panel discussion during which students are encouraged … Continue reading
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Dubai Exhibition at Sunken Gallery

If you engage in travel, you will arrive. -Ibn Arabi (1165-1240) The exhibition includes projects created as part of the Dubai and Beyond course held on the ground in the United Arab Emirates in January and over spring term on … Continue reading
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Design Blitz: ‘What Can You Do in Three Hours?’

Design Blitz was created to give students an unexpected high pressure design problem they must complete in only three hours. This semester, the Industrial Design Junior Studio II class at RIT was given this challenge in collaboration with an award … Continue reading
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Imagine Soap on RIT University News

Three RIT student teams are headed to compete in the statewide finals of the New York Business Plan Competition in Albany, April 25. One of the RIT competing teams who will pitch their ideas is Imagine Soap, part of the … Continue reading
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University News Article on CIAS Research Symposium & Exhibition

RIT’s University News put out an article about the CIAS Research, Scholarship, and Creativity symposium and exhibition in University Gallery that showcases rigorous and creative research in the visual arts and imaging sciences. “‘The College of Imaging Arts and Sciences … 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 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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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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T-Minus 151

T-Minus 151 is an intensive, one-week project rallying together all students of the RIT Industrial Design department. Working with an all-consuming deadline, this project dedicates students to mixed-year teams devoting their entire course load within the major to a single … Continue reading
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T-Minus 151

Attention ALL RIT ID students, mark your calendars for 8am on January 27 for the kick-off of the first annual T-Minus 151. 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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RIT ID at Autodesk University

From December 2nd to the 5th, software company Autodesk hosted their annual software conference, Autodesk University, in Las Vegas. RIT ID had a strong presence with students Bridget Sheehan, Maritza Garcia, and Erica Nwankwo and Professor Alex Lobos; they were … 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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Autodesk Video Shoot at RIT ID

As part of their ad campaign for Fusion360, Autodesk is including RIT-ID’s graduate students Erica Nwankwo and Bridget Sheehan, along with Professor Alex Lobos. A media crew was recently in campus shooting interviews, videos and photos, which will be used … Continue reading
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Respirator Safety Lecture and Fit Testing

The EH&S Dept. will be conducting a Respirator Safety lecture and respirator fit testing for the College of Imaging Arts & Science (CIAS) students and faculty on the dates below. This training is mandatory for all SAC and Sculpture students. … Continue reading
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