Category Archives: Faculty News

Professor Alex Lobos is going to give lectures and workshops in Italy

Alex Lobos will visit Fabrica Design Center in Treviso and University of Ferrara in January 2016 to present lectures on emotional design and sustainability. At Ferrara he will also direct a two-day workshop on user-centered design. These activities are part … Continue reading
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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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Marissa Tirone : Reimagining the design of a city

Professor Marissa Tirone’s work will be featured in the Amid/In Western New York exhibition series at Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center in Buffalo. The exhibited piece is part of a larger study on reimagining the design of a city and it’s … Continue reading
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RIT-ID at IDSA International Conference in Seattle

During August 19-22 in Seattle, WA, the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) held its annual international conference, which marked the organization’s 50th anniversary and had active representation from RIT-ID. Professor Mindy Magyar presented a paper titled “Cultural Shifts and … Continue reading
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Professor Josh Owen delivers a workshop at Domain du Boisbuchet

Professor Josh Owen was invited to deliver a workshop at Domaine du Boisbuchet in Lessac, France last week joining such previous designers as Shigeru Ban, The Bouroulllec brothers, Konstantin Grcic, Jasper Morrison and Maarten Van Severen among others. The project … Continue reading
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RIT-ID @IDSA Northeast Conference in Boston

A group of RIT students, alumni and faculty attended the IDSA Northeast Conference in Boston during April 24-25, 2015. The weekend was full of exciting activities which included a private tour of IDEO as well as visits to design studios … 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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Angela Corrado, 2015 RIT IDSA Student Merit Award Winner

Angela Corrado has been selected as the 2014 RIT-IDSA Student Merit Award winner. She will represent RIT at the Northeast District Conference in Boston, April 24-25, 2015. We congratulate Angela on her outstanding achievement and wish her best of luck … 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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Spring 2015 IdeaLab

Industrial design students and faculty members participated in IdeaLab which took place from October 14th to 15th. The RIT IdeaLab mixes multi-disciplinary student teams, coaches and industry sponsors to identify and solve real problems. It orchestrates an array of activities, … 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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Professor Josh Owen Featured on Core77

Core77 has published the latest installment of their Core77 Questionnaire, also part of this month’s ongoing design-education spectacular, in which they interviewed Industrial Design Chair, Professor Josh Owen. The article, appropriately titled “Josh Owen on Achieving Deep Focus, Having Zero … 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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RIT’s Sixth Kern Conference on Visual Communication

Assistant Professor Mindy Magyar recently participated in RIT’s sixth Kern Conference on Visual Communication. The theme of this year’s conference, which took place April 24-26, was “Communicating Identity/Consuming Difference.” Professor Magyar shared her research with interdisciplinary scholars in a presentation … 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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Wendell Castle Receives Visionary Award

RIT Artist in Residence, and father of the art furniture movement, Wendell Castle recently received the first Visionary Award from the 2014 Smithsonian Craft Festival. Castle shares this honor with RIT’s other Artist in Residence, Albert Paley. The Visionary Award … Continue reading
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Professor Lobos Teaches Workshop in Peru

Professor Alex Lobos recently ran a one-week workshop on Emotional Design at Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru (PUCP), in Lima. The workshop gathered 95 students from 3rd, 4th and 5th years at PUCP’s industrial design department. The week included keynote … 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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