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Making Plastic We Can Live With

Industrial designer Megan Valanidas uses bacteria-centered design to formulate bioplastics that decompose naturally.

Here in RI | Design Catalysts

DESIGNxRI advances emerging businesses through mentorship and grant support.

Exploring Extremes in Iceland

Alumni Michael Lye and Daniel Leeb formed the core of a recent expedition to advance space research here on Earth.

Smart Technology with Soul

Associate Professor Soojung Ham considers human emotion in developing an environmental system driven by computing technology.

Brand New Day

Newly appointed Assistant Professor of Industrial Design Jess Brown MID 09 is addressing difficult issues and supporting students of color.

Playing with Ideas

Associate Professor Cas Holman shares her passion for toy design on the new season of the Netflix series Abstract: The Art of Design.

Here in RI | RISD Helps Celebrate Design

RISD takes part in the sixth annual DESIGN WEEK RI event celebrating the state’s top design talents.

Guided by Nature

Work by Industrial Design alums and faculty engaging with the natural world is featured in the Cooper Hewitt’s design triennial.

Rethinking NYC’s Trash Challenge

As one of two finalists in the BetterBin.NYC competition, a team of RISD grads is eager for public response to its proposed new trash bins.