Recent Industrial Design graduates are developing an inventive new toy called PlayMap that helps children feel spatial relationships and visualize geography through touch.
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In the spring collaborative studio Product Design and Development, students from RISD and MIT teamed up to develop inventive products that address everyday problems.
Librarians and educators from across the country are convening at RISD to discuss the role of libraries in building materials literacy among students.
RISD is part of an international design team competing in the 2014 Solar Decathlon Europe.
Architecture Professor Emeritus Friedrich St. Florian led an advanced urban design studio to reimagine a vital intersection of downtown Providence.
As an MBA candidate at Harvard Business School, RISD alum Jonathan Arena 09 GD has organized the first-ever Harvard xDesign conference.
RISD students developed a prototype off-the-grid schoolhouse for rural Costa Rica in collaboration with Earth University – the world's foremost research institute for sustainable agriculture.
Students who take part in the European Honors Program are given the freedom to pursue their academic interests while living in a country that has inspired artists for centuries.
While studying at the Woods Hole Marine Biological Lab (MBL), Lizzie Kripke 14 PT created a cutting-edge animation that allows scientists to visualize complex skin structures in ways previously unseen.
In a collaboration that reflects RISD’s commitment to critical making and community engagement, students in Ceramics and TLAD worked with local teens to create new tile murals for Providence's Hope High School.
In the spring studio Communicating Medical Risk, Brown undergraduates teamed up with RISD art and design majors to look at better ways of disseminating medical information.
A series of workshops linking RISD and the MIT Media Lab has set the stage for this month's CreativeMornings “pop-up” event at RISD, part of an international conversation on the intersection of arts and technology.
As part of SmART Schools, a research-based K–12 reform initiative, Industrial Design faculty member Amy Leidtke is leading two mini-institutes this spring to help Rhode Island math and science teachers incorporate art and design into their lesson plans.
Students are showing a huge
interest in RISD’s growing science curriculum, which allows them to explore the
many ways art, design and science inform and enhance each other.
kinetic sculpture by Meridith Pingree
MFA 03 SC injects a visceral immediacy to the work in a group show at Brown
University’s David Winton Bell Gallery.
RISD President John Maeda and a number of RISD students, faculty members and trustees visited Maeda’s former academic home at the MIT Media Lab to speak about RISD’s STEM to STEAM initiative.
Working with costume design professionals on RISD’s faculty, Apparel Design students became part of the late Merce Cunningham’s legacy
when they designed the dancers’ costumes for MinEvent: A Cunningham Collaboration.
On September 26, artists, designers, scientists, educators, business leaders and policymakers came together to celebrate Rhode Island’s leadership role in advocating for the role of art and design in fostering innovation.
From cotton to candy, Apparel Design students created
eye-catching designs for two industry-sponsored competitions in conjunction
with New York Fashion Week.
In a venture called WaterWalla,
RISD and Brown students are working to bring clean water to slum dwellers in the developing world.
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