The Alzheimer’s Association reports more than five million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease and that by 2050, the alarming number could rise to 16 million. In collaboration with Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum and CaringKind—Pratt Institute industrial design students have created products and accessories to help those affected by memory loss from the disease.
“If art is made in the studio and it never leaves that life, it never circulates. If it does not circulate, art is not professional but can only ever be a hobby—living half its life.... It needs to be shared." That's how the Cleveland Institute of Art's senior vice president of faculty affairs and chief academic officer defines the need for the school's Engaged Practice (EP) program, including its application to the industrial design program.
The IDSA Career Center returns to the International Design Conference—this time on Thurs., Aug. 17 at the Atlanta Marriot Marquis. After all, Design IS Business is the theme of the IDSA International Design Conference 2017.
A team of Georgia Tech design students, including an IDSA student member, has won the Next Generation Mobility Challenge—co-created by Toyota and Net Impact to inspire young people to develop mobility solutions for social equity and inclusion, improve and streamline transportation and help solve social impact issues in communities around the world.
Appalachian State University students are getting to the root of design—using mushroom roots and agricultural waste to create sustainable products. Sophomores Ryan Decker, Lindsay Everhart and John Lalevee worked with adjunct instructor and furniture designer Alyssa Coletti on the project.
Pratt Institute industrial design students teamed up with Caesarstone, developer and manufacturer of quartz surfaces, to bring a “Future Kitchen” to life in Manhattan at WantedDesign 2017 under the direction of Marc Thorpe, Pratt visiting assistant professor of industrial design and New York City-based architect and designer.