Stories about studios + projects

Improving Air Travel

A cross-disciplinary spring studio sponsored by Textron Aviation Inc. invites students to reimagine the experience of flying.

Stimulating STEAM Symposium

Artists, scientists, designers and educators share ideas and stimulate new avenues of thought at RISD’s biennial Design Science Symposium.

Designing Solutions in Ghana

Recent grad Patricia Dranoff 15 ID aims to develop tools that make a lasting difference in the lives of people in West Africa and beyond.

Hacking Healthcare

Faculty and students in Industrial Design earn awards for innovative concepts at a recent healthcare design competition.

No Nukes

Graduate students just starting out in Industrial Design work to invigorate the dialogue around nuclear disarmament.

Addressing Issues of Aging

Students collaborate with members of a local retirement community in designing solutions to social issues associated with aging.

Taking RISD by Storm

Sophomore Dennis Krawec 18 ID is determined to take advantage of every resource and experience RISD has to offer.

Starting Something New

Now that he has been named a 2015–16 Changemaker Fellow, William Zheng 17 ID hopes to inspire other students to pursue their interest in socially conscious startups.

Designing for Tomorrow Today

As the first speaker in ID’s 2015–16 lecture series, European writer and design advocate John Thackara challenges students to design a better world.