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Guest Lecture: Jeremy Knopow

Lecture on design, engineering and social innovation. Passion & Purpose Stories of a quest for creative impact Jeremy Knopow Sr. Research Incubator S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc. Center for Student Innovation Tuesday January 17th, 2:00PM Jeremy Knopow is a multi-disciplinary … Continue reading
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Professor Lobos talks at Autodesk University

Professor Alex Lobos co-presented with Adam Menter and Dawn Danby, managers of Autodesk’s sustainability education, at their annual conference in Las Vegas. Their talk was titled “Collaborative, Cross-Disciplinary, Project-Based Courses for Innovation and Sustainable Design.” For more information about the … Continue reading
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Professors Owen and Lobos visit Hong Kong

Professors Owen and Lobos visit Hong Kong for the annual Business of Design Week. They attend events throughout the city and tour The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Professor Owen also attends the Design Educators Conference.
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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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Sustainable Product Design: Presentations

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Whirlpool designers talk about portfolio development

Wyatt Cline, Category Manager, and Michael Kahwaji, Lead Designer, of Whirlpool’s Global Consumer Design Studio, recently visited RIT. Their talk focused on “Top Ten Topics to Think through Portfolio” as well as an overview of Whirlpool’s design philosophy. The talk … Continue reading
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Lisa Roberts visits RIT

Lisa Roberts visits RIT Designer and author turned reality television star Lisa Roberts shares her vast catalog of design knowledge with students at RIT during a visit to Vignelli Center for Design Studies. Roberts, featured in the television series “My … Continue reading
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Design Conversations: Marion Digel

Vignelli Center for Design Studies 2011 / 2012 Lecture Series Design Conversations Marion Digel Professor of Design Folkwang University of the Arts, Essen, Germany “Folkwang ist die Einheit aller Künste und aller künstlerischer Erziehung” Translation available at the lecture Wednesday … Continue reading
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RIT Alumni Lecture: Aaron Azevedo

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Lisa Roberts visits RIT

Designer and author turned reality television star Lisa Roberts shares her vast catalog of design knowledge with students at RIT during a visit to Vignelli Center for Design Studies. Roberts, featured in the television series “My Design Life,” was the … Continue reading
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Patti Moore: Vignelli Center

Patti Moore meets with ID and GD students in Vignelli Center Round Table Discussion
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Design Conversations: Lisa Roberts

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IBM’s Think Exhibit

ID alums and professor Owen visit IBM’s Think Exhibit opening party and meet event producer Lee Green. Green is an RIT alum who also designed the Rochester City logo, seen below tattooed onto forearm of ID alum Steve Caruso who … Continue reading
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Professor Lobos: IDSA Conference Speaker

Alex’s class wasn’t always interdisciplinary. When he added engineers to the mix last year, he noticed that the student projects began to more meaningfully address issues like manufacturability, the viability of technology, and life cycle assessment. Resulting projects were still … Continue reading
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Professor Owen: Guest Lecturer at Fabrica

After a successful collaboration hosted by the Vignelli Center for Design Studies between students of industrial, graphic, new media design and business, Owen was invited to discuss his teaching and practice methods to the grant-holders at Fabrica, Benetton’s research centre … Continue reading
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Design Conversations: Bruno Monguzzi

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Metaproject 01 at the ICFF May 14-17

The response that Fritz and five of his fellow RIT industrial design classmates have received about their chair prototypes on exhibit in New York City has been overwhelmingly positive. Less than a half hour into the start of the International … Continue reading
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Water Filtration Design Concept Presentation

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RIT @ ICFF New York City May 14-17

Metaproject 01: Wilsonart DIS Program – University of Copenhagen
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ART REVIEW: Senior shows: School of American Crafts & RIT Industrial Design

I’ve long thought that the “I” in RIT could easily stand for imaginative, and this May the art students of Rochester Institute of Technology are proving my point. Works of beauty and of functionality are found all over the city … Continue reading
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