A graduate of RISD, Joseph Napurano has been a designer within the consumer goods market for his entire career. Specializing but not exclusive to footwear design, he has created programs for the Olympics, professional athletes, patented technologies and a long list of major brands.
Napurano's professional experience designing for manufacturers worldwide is a true benefit for RISD ID students. He continues to work as a consultant as well as push innovation and a path for future professionals. Napurano has taught ID DP1, ID DP2 and other design classes.
Fall 2023 Courses
DESIGN PRINCIPLES I
This course is an introduction to conceptual and manual skills that represent necessary steps in design evolution. Students strengthen skills by completion of several processes and exercises. Critical thinking and concept generation is a primary focus, drawing and model making activities help to establish this process. Throughout the course each student will focus on improving communication skills and the ability to project or sell ideas.
Estimated Cost of Materials: $15.00
Enrollment is limited to Sophomore Industrial Design Students.
Major Requirement | BFA Industrial Design
Spring 2024 Courses
ADVANCED DESIGN: STUDIO
The 6-credit Advanced Design studios offer second semester juniors and seniors the opportunity to investigate product, socially responsible, and sustainable design; innovation through science and technology and other topics in contemporary practice. These studios are designed to strengthen the student's ability to conduct research, ideation, material exploration, presentation, and concept validation. Studios meet two days per week. Junior and Senior Industrial Design Students are required to take a total of three (3) advanced studios.
Majors are pre-registered for this course by the department. Preference is given to Junior, Senior or Graduate Industrial Design Students.
Major Requirement | BFA Industrial Design, MID (2.5yr): Industrial Design