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Student Review of “Print the Legend” Documentary

The documentary Print the Legend, directed by Luis Lopez and J. Clay Tweel, tells the story of 3D printing from the perspectives of the startup companies MakerBot and Formlabs. It provides an in-depth look at the beginning of a new … Continue reading
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Project M Ingenuity Lecture

Project M Blitz at RIT The RIT Design Blitz addresses the disconnect between students on the RIT campus in the suburbs and the wonders and challenges in the City of Rochester. Project M Ingenuity Lecture John Bielenberg + Ryan Clifford … Continue reading
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Senior ID Studio Projects

Profs. Kim Sherman, Mindy Magyar, Bruce Leonard: Senior Capstone The ID Senior Capstone is a two-semester self-directed design project. The full-year Capstone project offers an opportunity for in-depth exploration of various aspects of industrial design, as well as the chance … Continue reading
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Design Autopsy Invitation

Design Autopsy is upon us! The exhibition opens on October 17th at 5pm on the 4th Floor of the James E. Booth building. The show will feature a number of fantastic RIT Industrial Design Alumni, and guess what? You’re invited! … Continue reading
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What I Did This Summer

Even though fall is well on its way, that does not mean that summer should be long forgotten. Many of our industrial design students and faculty members had some unforgettable experiences this summer. We went around the industrial design studio … Continue reading
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Design Autopsy 2014

This year’s Design Autopsy exhibition is coming soon! We will be highlighting a number of amazing RIT Industrial Design alumni who have spent years of their lives devoting themselves to various career paths. With a large variety of talent, experience, … Continue reading
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IIDA NY’s Rochester City Center Presents Harden Contract Furniture Factory Tour

HARDEN CONTRACT FURNITURE FACTORY TOUR With a rich history—spanning five generations— the Harden Furniture factory is a hidden gem in Upstate New York. Specializing in handcrafted seating, tables and casegoods made from solid cherry, Harden provides contract grade furniture for … Continue reading
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Grace Jeffers’ Lecture on Sustainability & Materials to be Broadcast Sept. 18th

In the past, Grace Jeffers has given lectures on man-made materials that imitate materials found in nature. This lecture has evolved into a pertinent message about sustainability and it is now a CEU which will be broadcast live one time … Continue reading
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Internship Spotlight: Alexander Bennett

We asked student Alexander Bennett, an Industrial Design senior, to sit down with us to tell us a little bit about his recent summer internship. Here’s what he had to say: Student: Where did you intern this summer? Alex: I … Continue reading
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RIT ID Student Wins Digital Rochester Student Achievement Award

The College of Imaging Arts & Sciences 2014 Industrial Design graduate student Melika Alipour Leili, along with Management Information Systems’ 2014 graduate student Kevin Lewis, received the Student Achievement Award in Digital Rochester’s GREAT Awards 2014 on Tuesday for their … Continue reading
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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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Collab’s 2014 Design Excellence Award: Vitra

Rolf Fehlbaum has built Vitra, the Swiss office furniture company founded by his father in 1950, into one of the most innovative design firms in the world, not only for its products, but for the architecture of its own buildings … 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 Grad Students’ Project Featured on Yanko Design’s Website

Industrial Design graduate students Qunxi Huang and Yolegmma Marquez have had their Water Roll project featured on Yanko Design’s website. “There are many ideas out there, which are low-cost and effective in collecting water in rural and remote areas. These … 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 ID Alum Cristian Wicha Participates in Design@+ Exhibition Show

RIT ID Alum Cristian Wicha is currently participating in the Design@+ Exhibition Show. In Celebration of the 30th Anniversary of the Sister Cities Relations between the District of Columbia and Beijing, China, ‘Design@+’ aims to bridge the creative conversation between … Continue reading
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Adidas Offers Three Week Design Master Class

ADIDAS, in partnership with Pensole Footwear Design Academy, is pleased to announce the launch of ADIDAS EARN YOUR STRIPES by PENSOLE– a hands-on, 3-week intensive Footwear Design, Color/Material Design, and Digital Design Master Class, created to introduce aspiring designers to … Continue reading
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White House Maker Faire

Professor Jesse Harrington visited Washington, DC to attend the White House’s first ever Maker Faire on June 18th. It was a celebration of all the hard work that many designers have put in over the past five years to democratize … Continue reading
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Bridget Sheehan takes on the GlassLab Fellowship

This past week recent MFA graduate, Bridget Sheehan, took part in the second annual GlassLab Fellowship. GlassLab is a collaboration between the RIT Industrial Design Department and the Corning Museum of Glass (CMoG) and provides one student, Bridget, the opportunity … Continue reading
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Recap: RIT ID at New York Design Week 2014

From May 17 to 22, RIT Industrial Design was well represented at New York Design Week 2014. Below are a few of the highlights. Metaproject 04 booth at ICFF, Javits Center This selection of projects is a representational portfolio of … Continue reading
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