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This upcoming New York Design Week, WantedDesign will mark its fourth year hosting their Design Schools Workshop. The workshop brings together students from five different design programs to create objects over an intensive four day period. Each year involves experimenting with different materials to come up with a novel product,
Beyond the countless brands and blockbusters, design school exhibitions are easily among the more rewarding events in Milan during the Salone del Mobile. Not only do the universities and academies offer a highly visible platform for the students themselves, but the exhibitions also serve as inspiration for current and prospective
With today's rapidly dissolving boundaries in design, it's appropriate that more and more design programs are exploring the possibilities in between disciplines. At last year's Core77 conference, the theme of co-creation explored this idea, and at the 2017 Milan Design Week, Lexus highlighted their own brand commitment to finding innovation
As of last year, mobile gaming revenue surpassed that of console and PC. Angry Birds or Pokémon Go may be great ways to kill time, but digital games need not be solitary pursuits confined to screens—on the contrary, distraction can aspire to reveal something more profound. Case in point, a
Industrial designers Inbal Etgar and Francois Nguyen, both Creative Directors for frog, recently participated in a Reddit AMA on frog's behalf. Here are some of the excerpts you up-and-coming designers may be interested to read: Q: What are the top 5 questions you ask yourself when critiquing or evaluating a
SCAD seeks a multidisciplinary designer who understands the human user, business context and effective application of technology to chair the industrial design department. This award-winning program cultivates highly motivated, visionary students who consider business challenges while creating and communicating innovative solutions that improve people’s lives. As the full-time chair of the department at SCAD Savannah, you will advance these objectives and prepare the next generation of creative
A couple of weeks ago, we had the pleasure of attending IBM and Ace Hotels' first Coding Cognitive event in New York City. The four part series aims to teach a wider audience about the opportunities IBM Watson's technology can bring to the table. Along with gaining knowledge about the
The Parsons School of Design Making Center, spanning 2 floors and 35,000SF, is a sprawling, dynamic hub for students to work side by side on projects as diverse as fashion, product design, architecture, print making - with the goal of “fostering a new generation of creators”. Milder Office worked closely with the Parsons School of Design team to develop furniture solutions that are durable, attractive and adaptable. Serving as both studio and classroom, with on site training and technical suppor
RISD Media, the marketing and public relations division of Rhode Island School of Design, creates and executes integrated print and digital communications to engage prospective students, donors, and our overall community (both on-campus and off). We create and share a wide range of stories, news and information about RISD and
Which do you think is harder to teach: Design, or how to lead a design team? I think it's got to be the latter, as in addition to your own crazy you've now got to manage other people's crazy. I've started reading Ed Catmull's "Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces
There's only 10 days left to apply to be a part of the Class of 2019 at SVA's MFA in Products of Design. Chaired by Core77's Allan Chochinov, the program is "a pan-discipline design program concentrating on the sweet spot between design thinking and design making." Here's a bit more:
Congratulations, you've made it to 2017. Last year was a rollercoaster ride and it's safe to say we all deserve a pat on the back for getting through it. With each new year comes new opportunities. We're not talking short-term resolutions - we're talking goals to make big things happen.
"Learn-by-doing" PENSOLE Footwear Design Academy PENSOLE is starting 2017 off right with an exciting class and competition that focus on two large aspects of the footwear industry's future—material design and 3D design. Collaborating with Vibram, Autodesk and Wacom, the class and competition take note of the material experimentation and
February 1st is the deadline to apply to be a part of the Class of 2019 at SVA's MFA in Products of Design program. It's centered on "the sweet spot between design thinking and design making," but its courses go far outside traditional ID education.
In Boston's North End is a massive 65,000-square-foot facility known as the North Bennet Street School. Originally founded in 1879, today they offer programs in Bookbinding, Cabinet and Furniture Making, Carpentry, Jewelry Making and Repair, Locksmithing and Security Technology, Piano Technology, Preservation Carpentry and Violin Making and Repair. Anyone 18
I love learning, and I hate school. Sitting in a classroom while a teacher drones on is my idea of torture. It's unnatural and it's boring. But if there's a physical problem to solve—let's say I'm making something in the shop, and it keeps breaking, and I have to find
Once every three years, each department at Rhode Island School of Design is permitted three weeks to display the products of its curriculum in the school's historic Woods-Gerry Gallery. Last week marked the opening of RISD's 2016 Industrial Design Triennial show. The show was publicized by the distribution of
The School of Design and Institute of Design Innovation at The Glasgow School of Art seek an experienced, dynamic and highly organized academic to act as Program Leader for the Design Innovation Postgraduate Taught portfolio of degree awards. This post is central to the formulation, co-ordination and delivery of the curriculum and ensuring a high quality teaching and learning environment for all students.
When I was in design school, we ID students had little interaction with the other departments. Few of us ever visited the Architecture department, where the students all reportedly behaved like Colonel Kurtz from Apocalypse Now. But it might've been nice to have some creative crossover. SCAD is a design
This past spring the Parallel Times exhibition featured the talented MFA students in the School of the Visual Arts' Products of Design program. Led by faculty member Sinclair Smith, the results of their Product Futuring class were on display as part of the 2016 NYCxDesign Global Design Celebration.
Commonly thought of as exclusive to legislative work and developing written laws, public policy is an often unnamed aspect of design thinking. Public policy must be responsive, investigate practices and be solution oriented. But what does it have to do with STEAM? STEAM is the product of incorporating arts and
Digital product design is a rapidly growing field that engages unique individuals with skillsets that unite traditional communication design principles with user experience capability and digital software skills. In an increasingly tech-driven world, more skilled digital product designers will be needed to create authentic and innovative digital touchpoints. Because digital
For you designers looking to change up your career, here's a subset of ID that's off the beaten path: Yacht design. Apparently there's "strong demand for [designers trained] in the pleasure craft segment," according to the Politecnico di Milano Design School, and they aim to bridge the gap with their
The launch of Parsons' Making Center at The New School marks a new age of interdisciplinary design for the institution's progressive education program—open to all students within the New School regardless of their field of study, the space hopes to be a meeting point for rich academic collaborations and innovations
After missing her train and showing up fashionably late, Youtube sensation and self proclaimed robotics comedian Simone Giertz recently spoke to students at Brown University about the importance of building useless things. Held by Brown's Humanity Centered Robotics Initiative, Simone's lecture spoke in a humorous way to the initiative's goal
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