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.
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.
An interdisciplinary group of graduate students got a fresh perspective on design research thanks to a recent partnership between RISD and Target Corporation.
“Making art is a lot like quitting smoking,” said RISD alumMac Premo 95 IL.
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.
With November temperatures this year soaring up into the 70s, it's hard to believe the holiday season is well on its way.
“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.
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.
In an unprecedented partnership between academia and industry, more than 100 RISD students in Architecture, Interior Architecture and Industrial Design set out to challenge 50-year-old assumptions about residential kitchens, an everyday example of poor design.