Stories about studios + projects

RISD’s Moonbuggy Stands Out

As the first art and design school ever to enter NASA’s Great Moonbuggy Race (an annual spring event), RISD stood out—showing the NASA commentators just what a team of designers can do.

No Moon Dust Allowed!

Several Industrial Design students and recent graduates helped NASA tackle a problem that needs to be solved before the next manned mission to the moon: how to keep astronauts from carrying potentially harmful moon dust into their lunar lander.

Exploring New Materials

At the 2010 A Better World by Design conference, an annual event organized by RISD and Brown students, Industrial Design Professor Seth Stem led a workshop in Natural Fiber Composites for a standing-room-only crowd of more than 100 people packed into the ID Gallery.

Target + RISD: Space for Design Thinking

An interdisciplinary group of graduate students got a fresh perspective on design research thanks to a recent partnership between RISD and Target Corporation.

Passion and Problem-Solving: Artists as Entrepreneurs

“Making art is a lot like quitting smoking,” said RISD alumMac Premo 95 IL.

Serious Play

In an interdisciplinary studio built around Cranium, the Hasbro board game that blends language, art, memory and performance, students explored the psychology of game playing with an eye toward developing new games for the future.

Student Artwork Gains Exposure at RISD Exposé

With November temperatures this year soaring up into the 70s, it's hard to believe the holiday season is well on its way.

Sustainable Design in Six Minutes or Less

“I have never met an engineer who willfully set out to damage ecosystems,” saysDawn Danby 00 ID, sustainable design program manager for the international software company Autodesk.

Brown + RISD: Improving Transportation in Developing Economies

The inspiration for eMotive, an ongoing collaboration between RISD designers and Brown University engineers, first hit Associate Professor Khipra Nichols [BID ’78] during a trip to Cambodia.

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