Industrial Design BFA
May 25, 2023
Design students unveil seating solutions at NYC Design Week
Thirteen students worked with Lazzoni to produce contemporary chairs and sofas, with one of the designs now set to move into production with the high-end furniture brand.
May 11, 2023
Vignelli-inspired regalia to debut at commencement
Associate professor Melissa Dawson and Clare Maxwell '23 (industrial design) designed a cap and gown using fabric from the Vignelli archives for Josh Owen, director of the Vignelli Center for Design Studies, to wear at commencement.
May 9, 2023
Longtime faculty/staff to retire after noteworthy careers at RIT
Mary Barnard, Willie Osterman, Kim Sherman and David Walter are retiring from RIT with a combined 117 years of experience at the university.
May 5, 2023
StrongArm Tech, Founded By Under 30 Alum Sean Petterson, Acquired In Private Equity Rollup
Forbes features Sean Petterson '13 (industrial design), CEO of StrongArm Technologies.
April 28, 2023
RIT hosts glass 3D printer for research, multidisciplinary exploration
The first-of-its-kind technology is opening up new creative possibilities at RIT and beyond — it is working to fuel the future of sustainable manufacturing and even space travel.
April 19, 2023
Generative AI: 5 essential reads about the new era of creativity, job anxiety, misinformation, bias and plagiarism
The Conversation highlights an essay by Juan Noguera, assistant professor in the School of Design, about using artificial intelligence to inspire design.
April 18, 2023
Student designs to be featured at Autodesk University
A current collaboration between RIT’s industrial design program and Autodesk will soon extend beyond the classroom, as Autodesk plans to manufacture student designs to be used at the company’s signature annual conference, Autodesk University.
January 31, 2023
Student entrepreneurs need votes to advance in national startup competition
RIT student Jake Downie has been “all in” for the past few years when working to advance JDocs, a startup he created with fellow computer science student Artem Goncharov. And now, a JDocs product, FlexFile, is making waves in the legal industry. Last week, FlexFile became a semifinalist to compete in ABA Techshow’s Startup Alley competition.
January 23, 2023
Metaproject 13 heads to New York City Design Week 2023
Students who took part in Metaproject 13 will have their designs showcased as part of the 2023 New York City Design Week courtesy of their client, Lazzoni. In the fall, students spent the semester working to design seating solutions for the alumnus-owned international furniture company. All of the designs presented will be prototyped by Lazzoni, a first in Metaproject’s history.
December 21, 2022
Professor honored for career dedicated to design innovation
Lorraine Justice, professor of industrial design and dean emerita, received a 2022 Individual Achievement Award from the Industrial Designers Society of America.
November 11, 2022
Student creates ceramic work at the intersection of technology, the arts, and design
Mikey Gambino, a fifth-year student double majoring in industrial design and ceramics, is combining cutting-edge technology with the ancient art of ceramics.
October 27, 2022
RIT students assist local community with EUREKA! workshop
Thirty-two students from a variety of majors used their design-thinking skills to solve hiring and retention challenges faced by local nonprofit CP Rochester.