"The art of design is something that is handy in all facets of life. It shapes the world in intricate planning, as well as provides functionality and style to a product, building, car, website, etc. Without properly designed chairs or vehicles, life would not suffice to function the way it does today."—The Cougar's Byte, Kean University
The Rhode Island School of Design has taken another step to secure a new team at the top. It has appointed Pradeep Sharma as its new provost. Sharma has been serving as RISD's interim chief academic leader since January 2014.
This year in Orlando, FL, the IDSA’s 2015 South District Conference is co-located with NPE2015, the world’s leading plastics trade show and conference. Attendees of Home Cooking: Designing, Manufacturing and Sourcing in the USA, receive complimentary passes to the exhibit floor to check out the IDSA Design Center.
“I enjoyed working on this project because it is actually helping people. Our ideas have a chance to affect a solution." --Professor Bjarki Hallgrimsson
In the Canadian capital of Ottawa, a group of industrial designs students at Carleton University, home to an IDSA Student Chapter, is getting a firsthand lesson in helping the public. Almost four dozen sophomores in the School of Industrial Design have crafted scale models of public washrooms to meet an urgent need in the city as part of a grassroots GottaGo! campaign.
“Ford has been a tremendous and gracious partner with the CDR through sponsored research projects, student mentoring, equipment donations and now through this scholarship,” says Greg Thomas, IDSA, professor of design and CDR director. “This is another great example of how KU collaborates with industry in a way that benefits the university, our students and the corporate partner.”