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Senior Show Recap

The class of 2014 just wrapped up their senior show at the Woods Gerry Gallery. It was a packed opening night of re-unions for ID alums and buzzing discussion about the wide range of projects on display. Special thanks to Mark and the Woods Gerry gallery staff for organizing and curating the show and to…

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risdSTEAM presents Human + Computer

Steam has launched a new initiative called HUMAN+COMPUTER. A joint RISD + Brown effort, the workshop series was organized by our very own Ryan Flomerfelt Mather (2015) for the growing STEAM initiative. In a nutshell, HUMAN+COMPUTER is an interdisciplinary workshop series focusing on transhumanism. The small series is taking advantage of the creative talent on college…

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Welcome to the new id.risd.edu

Welcome to the new home of the Industrial Design department at RISD. We have been working hard over the past half year to refresh and update the blog to continue serving our community. We are so excited to re-launch the blog under the new URL of id.risd.edu to match the other department blogs that exist…

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RISD Graduate Show Exhibition

Please join us on Thursday, May 16, from 6–8 pm for the opening of the Graduate Thesis Exhibition, which features work in a wide range of media created by the 194 master’s degree candidates graduating on June 1. The show in the RI Convention Center provides students the opportunity to present a final body of…

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Seniors launch Kickstarter Project

RISD ID Seniors, Henry Freel and Kaitlyn Schoeck have just launched a Kickstarter to create the Packatt Cases, high quality leather and wool felt Macbook and Macbook Pro cases. Paying homage to their roots in the Industrial Design department, the team has appropriately named themselves “Studio 161″ after the department’s location at 161 South Main…

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Drop the Beat

RISD ID Senior, Wesley Chau has recently been receiving some much deserved press for his ‘Drop the Beat‘ wearable electronic drum set. Crafted from neoprene, velcro, piezo sensors, arduino, hookup wire, acetate, and fabric, the vest aims to elevate the artist’s presence during live performance. Each drum pad is embedded with a piezo sensor and…

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Co.Design Innovation By Design Awards: Student Designs (Extended Deadline!)

The Innovation By Design Awards recognize the design world’s most inspired, impactful work. Submit your most award-worthy project from the past year in one of the categories below; our judges will select the projects with the greatest business impact! Finalists will be featured in the October 2013 issue of Fast Company. The competition spans virtually…

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2013 RISD ID Senior Show

A selection of work from the show After what may have seemed like an eternity to many of you, we are proud to share with you photos from the RISD Industrial Design Senior Show, for the undergraduate class of 2013. The show took place earlier last month, and was met by hundreds of people who…

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Want to join the RISD-ID.ORG Team next year?

Interested in being a part of the RISD-ID.ORG Team for 2013 and beyond? Carly and Isaac are graduating and are looking for young, motivated Industrial Design students to take over the blog next year. We’re hosting a meeting on the sixth floor this Thursday, 6:15p-7:00p to tell you a bit of what that entails and…