Category Archives: Faculty News

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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Designboom visits Professor Owen’s studio

considering his design approach from a humanist perspective, american industrial designer josh owen has developed products ranging from bottle openers and corkscrews to coffee tables and chandeliers. since 2007, owen has split his time between product design, curating, and teaching, … Continue reading
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Wilsonart International celebrated by President Destler

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Professor Lobos: Keynote Lecture and Workshop in Taipei

Prof. Alex Lobos gave a keynote presentation and directed a workshop on Sustainable Design at National Taiwan University of Science and Technology in Taipei. The workshop included thirty students from Taiwan (NTUST), China (Zhe Jiang University, Jiang Nan University, Guang … 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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Professor Josh Owen exhibits at Milan Design Week

Josh Owen participates in the UMUL 2011 Hands On Exhibition. Organized by Laboratorio DAGAD together with the Study and Research Center in the Psychology of Communication of  Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore of Milan, Italy, the exhibition will take place at … Continue reading
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Industrial Design Professor Lobos and The Golisano Institute of Sustainability awarded $25,000 from AT&T

Callie Babbitt (GIS), Gabrielle Gaustad (GIS) and Alex Lobos (CIAS) have received a grant from AT&T’s Technology and Environment Awards Program. This program selects up to three proposals each year and supports them in stimulating interdisciplinary research involving environmental issues, … Continue reading
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Professor Alex Lobos and ID graduate student, Sandra Turner present at the Niagara University Conference on Teaching and Learning

Class blog: a case study on using collaborative online tools to enhance learning outcomes in inter-disciplinary courses Presentation illustrated how using an online tool such as a blog within an inter-disciplinary course helps to break down the perceived boundaries of … Continue reading
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Design Conversations: Josh Owen

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Mentors & Makers

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Professor Owen’s class discusses Innovative Heller Project

ID Students in Professor Owen’s class discuss innovative new Heller project in the context of the seating topic in Metaproject. Many of the famous, historic Heller projects designed by the Vignellis can be found in the Vignelli Center archives.
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Professor Owen featured in new book

Owen is one of many successful freelancing pros interviewed; giving advice to designers, artists, illustrators and photographers on how to strike out on your own. Josh gives a look into his early years as a freelance designer, the accidental yet … Continue reading
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Wendell Castle Sketching Demonstration

Wendell Castle demonstrates sketching techniques to industrial design sophmore students during Graphic Vis class.
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College of Imaging Arts & Sciences "Faculty Exhibition" opens October 15th

Bevier Gallery at Rochester Institute of Technology will host the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences “Faculty Exhibition”—an annual exhibit showcasing recent work by full and part-time faculty members from RIT’s School of Art, School of Design, School for American … Continue reading
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Wendell Castle, Josh Owen, John Eades & Rob Englert to speak on panel session at the RIT Entrepreneur Conference

[slideshow] Friday, October 15, 2010 Hosted by the E. Philip Saunders College of Business, this conference is designed to promote entrepreneurial knowledge and activities within the RIT community and the Greater Rochester Region.  This year’s conference focuses on sustainability and … Continue reading
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IDSA Education Honors Award, 2009

RIT Design Educator and Webster Resident Honored with IDSA Education Honors Award, 2009. Alan Reddig, industrial design lecturer in RIT’s School of Design and a resident of Webster, won the Industrial Designers Society of America Education Honors Award at the … Continue reading
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