Stories about studios + projects

Helping Astronauts to Manage Info Overload

For long duration missions, astronauts need to maintain constant communication with mission control and manage massive amounts of data so that they can diagnose and repair problems with their spacecraft and their own bodies in the event of injury.

Yoga Works

Increasingly more RISD students have turned to yoga to help them relax, focus and tap into their creative strengths.

Art + Business Meet at Harvard xDesign

RISD alum Jonathan Arena 09 GD is a right brain/left brain kind of guy.

Dancing on the Ceiling

Designer Matthew Bird 89 ID, an assistant professor of Industrial Design at RISD, learned long ago that the secret to carving out a successful career is thinking outside the box.

Full STEAM Ahead

Most visual artists intuitively understand that many subject areas, including science and math, are inextricably linked to the fundamentals of design.

Clean Water for Urban Slums

In Hindi, the word walla means “provider” or “person who does.

Students’ Design in National Media Blitz for Progressive Insurance

If you’re a casual TV viewer, or one of the two million Facebook fans who follow “Flo” – the perky, retro-style cashier who stars in commercials for Progressive Insurance – you may have noticed the comedic spokeswoman recently touting a shiny little gizmo that promises to be the future of car insurance.

Gathering STEAM in Rhode Island

On September 26, artists, designers, scientists, educators, business leaders and policymakers came together to celebrate Rhode Island’sleadership rolein advocating forthe role of art and design in fostering innovation.

Building a Better Buggy: RISD Students Reach for the Moon

On April 1-2, a team of RISD students participated in this year’s NASA Great Moonbuggy Race in Huntsville, AL, competing against teams from nearly 90 schools and colleges from as far away as Germany, Russia, India and Ethiopia.


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