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IdeaLab 2016

Last weekend, RIT hosted its Spring 2016 IdeaLab at the Simone Center for Student Innovation and Entrepreneurship. IdeaLab challenges students to work in teams on real-world projects presented by corporate stakeholders. Students work over the course of 48 intense hours … Continue reading
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RIT Celebrates Hello Bench by Bridget Sheehan

On Thursday, March 11, RIT proudly celebrated the launched of alumna and current faculty member Bridget Sheehan’s Hello Bench for Loll Designs. Loll Designs is a designer/manufacturer of durable, all-weather, outdoor furniture and accessories made with recycled plastic – mostly … Continue reading
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RIT ID Graduate Places in Three-Minute Thesis Competition

RIT Industrial Design second-year graduate student AJ Magee placed second this Friday in the CIAS Three-Minute Thesis competition. The new competition challenged graduate students to present their thesis research in less than three minutes, using only one static PowerPoint slide. … Continue reading
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RIT IDSA Merit Awards Winners Announced

The Industrial Design faculty is pleased to announce the winner of the 2016 IDSA Student Merit Award, Brendan Babiarz. Brendan will represent RIT at the Northeast District Conference in New York City, April 28-29. The competition was judged by Rebecca … Continue reading
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Caroline Baumann, Director of Cooper Hewitt, Speaks at Vignelli Design Conversations Lecture

Caroline Baumann, Director of the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, visited RIT as part of the Vignelli Design Conversations Lectures. As director, Caroline oversaw the rebranding of the Cooper Hewitt and its renovation in 2008. Caroline coordinated the efforts of … Continue reading
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Mehrafza Mirzazad Wins Corning GlassLab Fellowship

RIT Industrial Design congratulates Mehrafza Mirzazad, this year’s Corning Museum of Glass GlassLab Fellowship winner. The GlassLab Design Fellowship provides one RIT Industrial Design student (either a graduating Senior or a graduating Graduate Student) with an opportunity to explore glass … Continue reading
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Unmentionable: Socio-Structural Discrimination of Incontinence; Engendering Dignity by Design

RIT’s Office of Graduate Studies has honored Brendan Gordon, a 2014 graduate of the Industrial Design program, as the first recipient of the Outstanding MFA Thesis Award. His thesis studied the stigma and outpatient treatment of adult urinary incontinence (UI). … Continue reading
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The Interview Series: Michael Kelly

Michael Kelly, talks to RIT ID blog’s editor about Socioemotional Design. RIT ID-Design editor: We would like to know a little more about you.Why did you decide to come to RIT for graduate studies? Michael Kelly: I grew up in … Continue reading
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IdeaLab

RIT’s Industrial Design students and faculty participated in IdeaLab which took place on campus, on October 3rd and 4th. The RIT IdeaLab mixes multidisciplinary student teams, coaches, and industry sponsors to identify and solve real world problems. This year, six … Continue reading
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Studio 9.30

The Studio 9.30 RIT Design Consultancy is a multidisciplinary studio focused on the production of access and health technologies products. This group is motivated equally by real-world learning and helping people with various abilities in our community. The Innovation and Entrepreneurship … Continue reading
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RIT Alum Alex Freeman films T-Minus

While all of us were busy working designing locks, 2012 graduate Alex Freemean was busy filming us in our work habitat that he is so familiar with. After graduating he has been working in the city of Rochester filming and … Continue reading
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Show at Geisel Gallery

Graham Carson, an RIT lecturer in industrial design, runs his own metals studio focusing on both bladesmithing and traditional Japanese metalworking techniques, metal restoration and toolmaking. He is also a woodworker and painter. He will have a show featuring a … Continue reading
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RECAP: RIT ID at New York Design Week 2015

From May 8 to 19, RIT Industrial Design was well represented at New York Design Week 2015. Below are a few of the highlights. Metaproject 05 booth at ICFF, Javits Center This selection of projects is a representational portfolio of … Continue reading
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Josh Owen, “Less might not be more, but it can be better”

RIT’s own Industrial Design Chair Josh Owen was featured in the latest issue of Bloomberg Business in an article titled “This Design Professor Makes Products With No Labels On Them” (Pulvirent 22 April 2015). Click here to watch the video, … Continue reading
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Design Blitz

Design Blitz was created to give students an unexpected high pressure design problem they must complete in only 3 hours. This semester, the Industrial Design Junior Studio II class at RIT was given this challenge in collaboration with an award … Continue reading
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Milan Design Week 2015

RIT Industrial design chair Josh Owen, graduate student Guillermo Fok, and Undergraduate student Veronica Lin take part in Milano Design Week. During this event, they will share their observations and experiences with RIT’s Industrial design blog. Day 1 After visiting one … Continue reading
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Health Technology Idea Lab Registration

It is time for the Spring 2015 IdeaLab at RIT with Rochester Regional Healthcare System. The IdeaLab is designed to employ innovative multidisciplinary RIT student teams to brainstorm and solve unique medical-related problems faced by RRHS. The IdeaLab is a … Continue reading
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The Future Of Education Starts Here.

The fall semester of 2014 was very exciting for the Industrial Design first year graduate students. During the Design Laboratory classes, professor Dan Harel gave his students the challenging mission of designing the classroom of the future for elementary schools. … Continue reading
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The Interview Series: Angela Corrado

Angela Corrado, the brilliant Industrial Design candidate talks to RIT ID blog’s editor about her experiences during her study abroad in Germany and the first prize she won in the ToyDesign2020 competition. RIT ID-Design editor: We would like to know … Continue reading
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Announcing the Spring 2015 Healthcare IdeaLab with Rochester Regional Health System.

The Spring 2015 IdeaLab is a program designed to link RRHS problems/challenges with RIT Technical and Creative Problems Solvers. We will employ student teams with multidisciplinary expertise to solve unique problems faced by Rochester Regional Health System. Please register by … Continue reading
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