Category Archives: Department News

Let’s Make RIT-ID Green

Want to help make RIT Industrial Design a greener community? Come join the brainstorming session on how to make RIT’s Industrial Design department a more sustainable place. Wednesday, February 6 5:00pm-6:00pm Lecture Room
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RES Exhibit Services and RIT ID, a Partnership

RES Exhibit Services, a Rochester based tradeshow exhibit design company, has become an incredible partner, and resource, for RIT Industrial Design. The Industrial Design department’s partnership with RES began a couple of years ago, when Professor Josh Owen went looking … Continue reading
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IDSA IDEA 2013 Competition: Department Funding

Currently enrolled Industrial Design Students! The ID Department is willing to fund up to 6 entries to the IDSA IDEA 2013 competition. The ID faculty will select the entries to be 100% funded. All you have to do is register … Continue reading
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Shop One²: RIT Industrial Design

Shop One² is a fine art and craft gallery representing RIT affiliated artists including alumni, faculty and students. Located on the RIT campus in Global Village, Shop One² is a unique destination to find original art including paintings, prints, photography, … Continue reading
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ID Faculty Search

The College of Imaging Arts and Sciences has recently posted two new jobs for the Industrial Design Department, which are meant to be filled for the Fall of 2013. The department will be searching for a Lecturer, who’s primary responsibilities … Continue reading
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Design-Milk Visits The Vignelli Center

Jaime Derringer, Founder and Executive Editor of Design Milk visited RIT this past November and had the opportunity to tour the Vignelli Center for Design Studies. Jamie recently published a blog post about her experiences in the center and archive. … Continue reading
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ID Students: Study Abroad In Denmark

RIT Industrial Design students can now apply to study at the Danish Institute for Study Abroad (DIS) summer program in Copenhagen, Denmark. Last summer 9 students from RIT’s Industrial Design and School for American Crafts programs attended the Furniture Design … Continue reading
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Wendell Castle Donates Famous 1969 Molar Chair to the Archives

Wendell Castle donated his famous 1969 Molar Chair to joint Industrial Design/Vignelli Center Archives Project: Product Timecapsule. The Molar Chair will be on display throughout the Faculty Exhibition, in the Bevier Gallery, until January 9, 2013. Photo: Graduate Student David … Continue reading
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Our Friends at KEK Win a CES Award

Our good friends at KEK Associates were recently awarded for their work with the Vuzix Corporation. KEK’s design for Vuzix Smart Glasses won the Best of Innovations Award for the Wireless Handset Category at the 2013 International CES Awards. Congratulations … Continue reading
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RIT Featured on Design Milk

Design Milk founder, Jaime Derringer, recently visited the RIT campus and was shown around by ID chair, Josh Owen. Derringer had nothing but good things to say in her article, “The Tools That Make It Happen: Rochester Institute of Technology” … Continue reading
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RIT School of Design Ranked #11 in the World

Business Insider recently conducted a survey of art directors and product designers to come up with the top design schools in the world. The results of the survey lead to The World’s 25 Best Design Schools, which ranked RIT’s School … Continue reading
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Department Blog Updated

The Industrial Design Department is proud to announce the launch of our newly revised blog site. As part of on-going work to keep the department up-to-date / refreshed with visuals and information, the ID blog’s purpose is to keep a … Continue reading
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IDSA Student Chapter Recognition: Thought@Work

The IDSA has highlighted RIT as the student chapter of the month for November. This prestigious selection was due in part to the hard work and success of the Thought @ Work student conference that took place in October. Aaron … Continue reading
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Design Milk Visits RIT

This week Design Milk Founder, Jaime Derringer, visited RIT’s Industrial Design department. Design Milk is an online magazine dedicated to modern design, showing us the latest in art, architecture, interior design, furniture, decor, fashion, and technology. Department Chair, Josh Owen … Continue reading
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Recap: Thought @ Work

From October 26th to the 28th, RIT ID played host to Thought@Work, a Student Industrial Design Conference. This student run conference brought 18 professionals and 10 graduate students to speak to nearly 280 students from schools across the Northeast. The … Continue reading
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Dean Lorraine Justice Featured at Designers & Books Fair

College of Imaging Arts and Sciences Dean, Lorraine Justice was recently featured in an advertisement in the New York Times on Friday, October 12th. Lorraine was selected as one of the World’s Leading Designers & Design Book Authors that will … Continue reading
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IDSA Student Chapter Presentation: Frank Blasi

At the October 10 meeting of RIT’s IDSA Student Chapter, Frank Blasi gave a presentation and showed dozens of samples of the work of Serigraph, one of the manufacturers Mr. Blasi represents for L&B Worldwide. Serigraph, based in Wisconsin, is … Continue reading
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KEK Associates Tour

In late September, senior students in the Professional Practice course toured KEK Associates, an industrial design consulting firm near the RIT campus. After a greeting by KEK President and RIT alumna Karl D. Kober, the tour was conducted by KEK’s … Continue reading
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Professor Owen gives Lectures and Workshop in Beijing

Professor Josh Owen arrived in Beijing on Sept. 23rd, 2012, accompanied by RIT Industrial Design Graduate student Boran Song. Boran organized the week’s events, including design lectures, workshop and other related design events. During his week in Beijing, Josh gave … Continue reading
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In Memoriam: Toby Thompson

It saddens RIT and the Industrial Design Department to note the passing of former ID Chair, Toby Thompson. In 1968, Toby was asked along side Craig McArt to start the RIT Industrial Design Department and was later appointed as one … Continue reading
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