Paolo Cardini

Professor
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R I S D faculty member Paolo Cardini
BA, Politecnico Di Milano
MID, Politecnico Di Milano

Paolo Cardini came to RISD from the interdisciplinary graduate design program at Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar. His work ranges from product design to interaction design and from integrated communication to strategic planning.

Cardini studied industrial design at Politecnico di Milano and Glasgow School of Art and has served as department chair for undergraduate and graduate industrial design departments at Istituto Europeo di Design in Turin. In addition to teaching, Cardini designs and consults for various international firms, lectures at conferences and design schools worldwide and contributes actively to the field with papers and publications.

Courses

Fall 2024 Courses

LAEL 1038-01 - HISTORY OF INDUSTRIAL DESIGN
Level Undergraduate
Unit Industrial Design
Subject Liberal Arts Elective
Period Fall 2024
Credits 3
Format Lecture
Mode In-Person
Start date
End date

LAEL 1038-01

HISTORY OF INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Level Undergraduate
Unit Industrial Design
Subject Liberal Arts Elective
Period Fall 2024
Credits 3
Format Lecture
Mode In-Person
Start and End 2024-09-04 to 2024-12-11
Times: W | 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM Instructor(s): Paolo Cardini Enrolled / Capacity: 25 Status: Closed

SECTION DESCRIPTION

History is a powerful tool; a basic understanding of the history of design and familiarity with important design movements and designers is essential for thorough design work. By examining the work of other designers, we are better able to identify our own interests and concerns, and avoid repeating mistakes that have been navigated in the past. This lecture-based class will present the history of Industrial Design in a way that links it to today's studio work, and offers connection points to link past innovation and design activity with future design success. The lectures present a chronological overview of the profession of Industrial Design and its antecedents. Topics discussed will include major design movements, significant designers, manufacturers, and design-related companies, innovations in technology and material use, the development of sales, marketing, and user-focused designing, and the history of design process. Coursework includes extensive reading, in-class presentations based on independent research, projects, and writing.

Majors are pre-registered for this course by the department. Preference is given to Sophomore Industrial Design Students.

Major Requirement | BFA Industrial Design

LAEL 1038-02 - HISTORY OF INDUSTRIAL DESIGN
Level Undergraduate
Unit Industrial Design
Subject Liberal Arts Elective
Period Fall 2024
Credits 3
Format Lecture
Mode In-Person
Start date
End date

LAEL 1038-02

HISTORY OF INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Level Undergraduate
Unit Industrial Design
Subject Liberal Arts Elective
Period Fall 2024
Credits 3
Format Lecture
Mode In-Person
Start and End 2024-09-04 to 2024-12-11
Times: F | 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM Instructor(s): Paolo Cardini Enrolled / Capacity: 25 Status: Open

SECTION DESCRIPTION

History is a powerful tool; a basic understanding of the history of design and familiarity with important design movements and designers is essential for thorough design work. By examining the work of other designers, we are better able to identify our own interests and concerns, and avoid repeating mistakes that have been navigated in the past. This lecture-based class will present the history of Industrial Design in a way that links it to today's studio work, and offers connection points to link past innovation and design activity with future design success. The lectures present a chronological overview of the profession of Industrial Design and its antecedents. Topics discussed will include major design movements, significant designers, manufacturers, and design-related companies, innovations in technology and material use, the development of sales, marketing, and user-focused designing, and the history of design process. Coursework includes extensive reading, in-class presentations based on independent research, projects, and writing.

Majors are pre-registered for this course by the department. Preference is given to Sophomore Industrial Design Students.

Major Requirement | BFA Industrial Design

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R I S D faculty member Paolo Cardini
BA, Politecnico Di Milano
MID, Politecnico Di Milano