Working with Associate Professor Leslie Fontana, ID students
designed a prototype that’s now featured in the Progressive Insurance TV ads promoting its new
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For the second year in a row, Rhode Island School of Design is arming each of its 661 graduates with an Artrepreneur Kit, a practical parting gift to help students explore entrepreneurial possibilities after graduation and beyond.
Entrepreneurs from Kickstarter, Etsy and Quirky came to campus during Wintersession to launch new online networks featuring work from RISD students and alumni, and to speak to RISD students on what it takes to launch a successful business. The answer? A combination of a focused vision and an expansive network.
At the 2010 A Better World by Design conference, Professor Seth Stem led a workshop focused on the design potential of working with environmentally friendly natural fiber composites.
In this partnered studio, students developed new interior configurations for the Sikorsky S-92 helicopter to accommodate its multiple applications.
To usher in the new millennium, Maytag sponsored a series of interdisciplinary studios focused on generating new ideas about home appliances.
When this Providence film production studio began to develop a feature-length animated horror film, they turned to RISD for an abundance of talent to start the production process.
Students explored the meaning of play and developed ideas for new board games in a partnered studio with Hasbro/Cranium, the popular board game “for your whole brain.”
RISD students work with Sakonnet Vineyards to design an eye-catching label that captures the essence of a fruity new vintage.
RISD students worked closely with Target’s Innovation Team to redefine consumer-oriented design challenges and look at the very nature of collaboration.
Students in various disciplines are exploring
potential uses for Oblong’s g-speak spatial operating environment (SOE), which represents the first major breakthrough in computer interface design in the past 25 years.
Apparel Design and Textiles majors create eye-opening garments using fine fabrics and yarns from the Italian Trade Commission and its 23 high-end fabric and yarn mills.
For the Solar Pavilion Collaborative Research Project, RISD and Brown researchers are working with Viessmann Manufacturing Company to build a small demonstration structure powered by a thermal electric system.
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