School of Design
September 22, 2023
Researchers explore how embracing AI can create new opportunities for traditional artisans
Many creators are hesitant to embrace artificial intelligence (AI) as part of the artistic process. Opting to dive in head first, industrial designers Juan Noguera and Paolo Cardini are interested in the new technology’s potential to provide more autonomy for traditional artisans across the globe.
September 21, 2023
The Microwave Makes No Sense
The Atlantic talks to Keli DiRisio, assistant professor in the School of Design, about the lack of advances and updates to the microwave. (This content requires a subscription to view.)
August 31, 2023
She Sacrificed Her Youth to Get the Tech Bros to Grow Up
Wired features Patricia Moore ’74 (industrial design), an internationally renowned designer.
August 30, 2023
Metaproject 14 gives students a chance to leave their mark on the RIT campus landscape
For this semester's Metaproject industrial design initiative, students will work with RIT President David Munson to design concepts for a series of outdoor, hands-on museum installations for the Henrietta campus. The outdoor installations will tell the story of RIT in a way that is immersive and engaging to passersby on campus. Each student is tasked with creating a concept for one of the 14 installations.
August 30, 2023
New School of Design director, faculty hires ready for 2023-24 academic year
The College of Art and Design welcomes new hires to its faculty roster while longtime faculty Alex Lobos assumes a role as director of the School of Design.
August 10, 2023
MFA student lends 3D printing knowledge to IPI research project
Xinxin Li ’24 MFA (industrial design) is contributing a wealth of experience in CAD modeling, rendering, and 3D printing to a research project funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
July 28, 2023
MAGIC Center partnership with Foundry creates interdisciplinary research opportunities for students
RIT’s MAGIC Center and MAGIC Spell Studios has formed a partnership with Foundry, a Rochester-based company whose mission is to empower institutional miners, staking customers, and blockchain entrepreneurs with the tools they need.
July 19, 2023
Ceramics and industrial design graduate receives 2023 Windgate-Lamar Fellowship
Recent graduate Mikey Gambino ’23 (ceramics and industrial design) has been named as one of the 2023 Windgate-Lamar Fellows and received a $15,000 grant to fund his studio ceramic practice. Every year, the Center for Craft’s Windgate-Lamar Fellowship selects 10 graduating college seniors with exemplary skill in craft for the fellowship award.
July 19, 2023
Course collaboration opens professional doors for design students
RIT's Packaging Systems Projects course features a project sponsored by ChaseDesign — an experience that has led to full-time employment at the design firm for several students after graduation.
June 27, 2023
Game design course immerses students in Japanese video game industry
There was an extra two weeks of class for some RIT students who ended their semester with a trip to Japan. The trip was the culmination of a Japanese Game Industry course last spring, where students learned about the world’s third largest video game market.
June 21, 2023
Alumnus takes storytelling approach to design practice
The signature project by Joey Zeledón ’06 (industrial design) is the award-winning Coat Check Chair, which originated his senior year at RIT.
June 14, 2023
Start-up companies launched at RIT Venture Creations business incubator graduation
Three start-up companies graduated from RIT’s Venture Creations business incubator with a commitment to continuing to engage local and regional suppliers, expand labor forces locally and nationally, and impact the regional economy.