IDSA Fellow Lorraine Justice Speaks at TED University 2015

The IDSA Board Member Calls it "Quite the Experience"

Apr 8 2015 - 11:55am

IDSA Fellow and Board Member Lorraine Justice, PhD took the stage at TED University 2015 in Vancouver in March.

“Design scholar Lorraine Justice takes us on a whiplash-fast tour of designers in China working in commercial arts,” reports the TED Blog.

Justice writes on her LinkedIn page, “On the TED stage talking about my favorite topic. Showed some excellent design and creativity coming from professional and student designers.”

At TED University 2015, Justice discussed "Design in China":

  • Guo Pei, a fashion designer in Bejing whose work is all about fantasy and color;
  • Ma Ke, a designer from Southern China who focuses on natural materials;
  • Neri & Hu, product designers who use clay from local lakes to create products;
  • He Jianping, a graphic designer who abstracts Chinese calligraphy; and
  • Nosk, a mask that covers the nose, designed by a group of students to replace the paper face mask.

“Her point: China has 1,000 industrial design programs at the moment while there are 53 in the United States. And fascinating work is on the way,” sums up the TED Blog.

This is the third TED event in which Justice has participated.

Justice is the dean of the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences at the Rochester Institute of Technology, which hosts an IDSA Student Chapter advised by Professor Alex Lobos. Justice oversees the Schools of Art, American Craft, Design, Film and Animation, Media Sciences and Photographic Arts and Sciences. She previously served as director of the School of Design at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

Justice was named one of the world's top 40 influential designers by ID magazine.

She earned her bachelor’s degree in fine arts from Edinboro University and her master’s degree in design and PhD in communications from Ohio State University.

Justice is the current president of the Design Foundation. Read more on the latest scholarship opportunities.