Category Archives: Faculty News

Staff Spotlight: Rick Auburn

Rick Auburn maintains the ID shop and studio area, supporting the various needs of our students, faculty, and staff. He assists members of the department in capacities such as operating machines, using tools, acquiring supplies, repairing, improvising, and research & … Continue reading
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NYSP2I R&D: 2nd Annual Student Competition Award

Congratulations to ID Graduate students Cong Yao and JongSoo Gang, who were awarded $2000 in the NYS Pollution Prevention Institute 2nd Annual Student Competition. They are working on a project led by Assistant Professor Alex Lobos, that is looking to … Continue reading
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Staff Spotlight: Roberley Bell

Roberley Bell, who teaches many of our Industrial Design freshman, is exhibiting work Streetscapes Project: Rochester, NY 2012. Roberley has her Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture from State University of New York at Alfred and is currently teaching studio … Continue reading
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CIAS Faculty Show

The 2012-13 Faculty Exhibition is now open in the Bevier Gallery. The opening reception will take place this Friday, December 7 from 5:00-7:00pm. This annual exhibition features recent work by full and part-time faculty from the School of Design, School … Continue reading
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The Washington DC International Design Festival

Apartment Zero and Artisphere present The Washington DC International Design Festival: a 3 month-long series of industrial design exhibitions, films, public programs, video and new media premiering February 21 – May 19, 2013. This exciting series of events explores innovation … 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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Black Traces: Social Space Project

Black Traces is an exhibition currently on display at the Istanbul Design fair, that consists of the outcomes from a semester long product design studio held at Kadir Has University in collaboration with RIT Industrial Design and LASDER. RIT Professor … 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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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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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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Emotion and Sustainability Course Feature in Autodesk’s Website

Professor Alex Lobos was recently asked to write a guest post on his course Design, Emotion and Sustainability at Autodesk’s Sustainability Workshop blog. The post highlights some of the exciting student projects that came out from the course and also … Continue reading
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Prof. Lobos Courses and Workshops

Professor Alex Lobos has been immersed in courses and workshops this summer that are focused on sustainable and human centered design. Professor Callie Babbitt (RIT Golisano Institute for Sustainability) and Professor Alex Lobos (RIT Industrial Design) offered a summer workshop … Continue reading
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Professor Owen at GlassLab

Professor Josh Owen was recently invited to participate in GlassLab, at The Corning Museum of Glass. GlassLab provides designers with rare access to explore concepts in glass. In public “design performances”, designers and glassmakers collaborate, rapidly prototyping design concepts and … Continue reading
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Professor Owen featured in GOWEST!

Professor Josh Owen was featured in the recently released hardcover book “GOWEST!: Cutting Edge Creatives in the United States“. He has a two page spread displaying his Menorah for Areaware and CD Jewel Case Chandelier. Owen was selected among ten … 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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Design Conversations: Lorraine Justice

Vignelli Design Conversations Lecturer: Lorraine Justice China’s Design Revolution Tuesday, February 14th Webb Auditorium – RM 1350 Booth Hall 7A, 4:45PM
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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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RIT IDSA Faculty Lecture: Professor Alex Lobos

RIT’s Industrial Design Society of America will host a lecture by Professor Alex Lobos. Please join to learn about the work, life and essence of one of RIT’s Industrial Design professors. Industrial Design Studio Wednesday January 25th, 5:00PM
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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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