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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.

Devers Makes Design Entertaining

Artist/designer Amy Devers MFA 01 FD is becoming an increasingly familiar face on TV, always ready to remind viewers of the value of good design.

Design Connects East and West

When Graphic Design major Karin Kunori was looking for a summer internship, she contacted the counselors in RISD’s Career Center, who helped her write a résumé and cover letter and pointed her towards websites that list internships in Asia.

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.

New Graduate Degree Programs for 2011

After carefully rethinking RISD’s graduate program in Interior Architecture, Department Head Liliane Wong and Graduate Program Director Markus Berger determined that 2011 is the perfect time to introduce two new degree programs: a 1+-year Master of Arts (MA) in Interior Architecture and a 2+-year Master of Design (MDes) in Interior Studies.

Learning the Language of Gesture

If the experimental work going on in RISD’s g-speak studio feels a lot like sci-fi, it’s probably because students are working with a groundbreaking technology that’s not yet on the market.

The Very Picture of Good Health

In March RISD will host Make It Better: a Symposium on Art, Design and the Future of Healthcare.

RI to Fund Bold New Ideas

RISD President John Maeda is among the “leaders, thinkers and doers” invited to be on the selection panel for an exciting new grant opportunity designed to entice Rhode Islanders to grapple with the state’s most significant challenges.