Stories about studios + projects

Emotionally Intelligent Designs

In a Wintersession studio sponsored by IBM, students explored the value of empathy in systems design.

Equipped with a Purpose

Through their softgoods company eqpd, Jonathan Baker 97 ID and Sean Donovan 94 IL are designing socially conscious products and business models.

No Fish Were Harmed in the Making of This Crit

Industrial design students set up shop in the Nature Lab, designing aquaponics systems with potential application on campus.

Anticipating the Age of Passion + Purpose

As the keynote speaker at DESIGN WEEK RI, Anthony Pannozzo 91 ID offers an inspiring talk about the future of design.

SURF Fellows Promote Conservation

Through an NSF-funded summer internship at the Nature Lab, students from RISD and Roger Williams University create a website to help kids better understand the value of marine life.

Timely Design to Address Opioid Epidemic

Students and faculty in Industrial Design have contributed to a project that’s helping people cope with the public health crisis of opioid overdose.

Carving a Personal Path at RISD

Rising senior Dennis Krawec 18 ID is studying Chinese in Beijing and preparing for an unconventional final year at RISD.

Gebbia Speaks with Civic Leaders

In a presentation hosted by the RI Chamber of Commerce, Airbnb cofounder Joe Gebbia 05 GD/ID spoke about the entrepreneurial advantages of knowing how to solve problems the way he learned at RISD.

Saluting Success @Commencement 17

RISD grads and Airbnb cofounders Joe Gebbia 05 GD/ID and Brian Chesky 04 ID are among the honored guests joining the celebration at Commencement 2017.


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