Category Archives: Department News

Design Autopsy

Design Autopsy is an exhibition of Alumni work from the RIT Industrial Design department. The exhibit reveals the diversity and process behind the profession of industrial design. Ten Alumni are featured, who have submitted their professional concepts, process, and final … Continue reading
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New ID Dept. Chair – Professor Owen

We had the chance to sit down and interview Professor Josh Owen about his new position as the Department Chair of Industrial Design. Student: First of all congratulations on your new title as Department Chair of ID. Building on the … Continue reading
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Product Time Capsule: Areaware

The Vignelli Center for Design Studies, has recently added Areaware’s donation to the Product Time Capsule Collection. Areaware’s donation to this collection has already been used by students as a research and reference tool for Metaproject 03, an industrial design … Continue reading
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Core77’s Design For (Your) Product Lifetime Student Challenge

An exciting student design challenge is currently taking place. Core77’s Design For (Your) Product Lifetime Student Challenge. Develop a compelling new “smart” product that is repairable and designed to last and you could win up to $2,500 USD in prizes! … Continue reading
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RIT Design at IDSA Conference

A large number of RIT-ID members recently attented the IDSA International Conference in Boston, MA. Undergraduate students, Graduate students, faculty and our College’s Dean participated actively in all the events. Profs. Lorrie Frear, Alex Lobos and Sandra Turner also gave … Continue reading
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Activating the Vignelli Archive

Activating the Vignelli Archive is now live to the public, showing graduate student work that was on display during Imagine RIT with added detail and descriptions. Under Professor Josh Owen’s direction each graduate student was assigned a Vignelli-designed artifact and … Continue reading
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RIT at ICFF 2012

RIT Industrial Design + Glass Students with CMoG will be displaying their work from metaproject02 at this years ICFF in NYC. The exhibit will be open to the public from May 18th to May 21st, located at WantedDesign. RIT ID … Continue reading
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Good, Better, Best

UPDATE: This event has now been moved to Tuesday, May 22, 2012 Industrial Design graduate students will present their final presentations for Professor Alex Lobos course ID Problems III. Good, Better, Best focuses on scaleable product design explorations using biomimicry … Continue reading
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IDSA webinar recap

Design Strategies for Improving a Product’s Lifetime. In a recent IDSA webinar Dawn Danby, senior sustainable design program manager at Autodesk and Domenico Colaprete, industrial design Senior at RIT, discussed the incredible opportunity designers and engineers have to diminish the … Continue reading
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ID Exhibits at Imagine RIT

Three separate groups from RIT’s Industrial Design department displayed exhibits during this years Imagine RIT festival. Under the direction of Professor Josh Owen, graduate ID students produced an exhibit titled “Activating the Vignelli Archive”, where products and furniture designs were … Continue reading
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IDSA Northeast District Conference

August Kawski, the winner of the RIT’s 2012 IDSA Student Merit Award, and approximately twenty other RIT ID students traveled to Philadelphia for IDSA’s Northeast District Conference on April 13-14. August and the Merit Award winners from ten other design … Continue reading
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Creativity: Careers in Motion

Creativity: Careers in Motion Thursday, April 19th Gordon Field House Meet with dozens of creative industry agencies in an informal, no pressure atmosphere. Make connections, get feedback. Career Programming 12PM: “Creativity and Commerce: The Battle and the Balance” Speaker: Michael … Continue reading
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RIT Ranked Among Best ID Graduate Schools

According to U.S. News & World Report’s 2013 edition of America’s Best Graduate Schools, RIT is among the top colleges and universities in the nation for master’s programs in fine arts. The rankings are based solely on the results of … Continue reading
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Metaproject02: Selected Participants on Display

Selected participants from Metaproject02 will have their projects on display in RIT’s Center for Student Innovation. The work will be available to view on Friday, February 23rd which aligns with, Winter 2012 Research and Innovation Symposium from 3PM to 8PM. … Continue reading
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Metaproject02: Winners and Runners-up

Congratulations to everyone who participated to make Metaproject02 a success. Winner in Glass: – Thomas Zogas Winner in Industrial Design: – Daniel Ipp Runners-up in Glass: – Karen Mahardy – Surim Lee – Allyson Klopp – Jasper Signer – Namdoo … Continue reading
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RIT IDSA Faculty Lecture: Professor Kim Sherman

RIT’s Industrial Design Society of America will host a lecture by Professor Kim Sherman. Please join to learn about the work, life and essence of one of RIT’s Industrial Design professors. Campus Center, Room 2650 Friday February 3rd, 12:00PM
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Professor Josh Owen: WC Line for Kontextur

RIT Professor Josh Owen, launches his newly designed “WC Line” for Kontextur. The collection comprises of a plunger and storage dish, a toilet brush with storage vessel, and a waste bin. The “WC Line” is on exhibition at the NY … Continue reading
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Metaproject 02 Featured in GLASS Quarterly

Metaproject 02 is currently featured in GLASS Quarterly’s Winter 2011-12 issue. The article discusses the ongoing collaboration between the Corning Museum of Glass and RIT’s industrial design & glass students. Final student work will be displayed at New York’s Design … Continue reading
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RIT & CIAS Launch new college website

RIT and the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences has recently launched the new college website. This includes a section called the student gallery, in which students can upload and display their design work. There is also a faculty and … Continue reading
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Professor Marion Digel visits RIT

We are fortunate at the Vignelli Center this quarter to host Professor Digel. During her time at RIT she has been involved with faculty and students. For her the exchange of ideas is important. Also studying the ways in which … Continue reading
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