Monthly Archives: November 2011

Graffiti & The Amish

The work of recent graduates continues to garner attention. The Amishmade furniture collection by Chris Skodi and Colin Stief (both ID, 2011) was recently featured on Designboom. Likewise, the work of Will Kellogg (ID, 2011) is showcased on an array … Continue reading

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Sophomore Studio Visits UN, MOMA

The Sophomore Design Studio moved to New York City for a day last week, where students examined a wide range of industrial design viewpoints. The class began at the United Nations to view “Design with the Other 90%: Cities” created … Continue reading

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Chief Designer of Philips Healthcare Visits MSID Studio

Sean Hughes, Vice President and Chief Design Officer Healthcare at Philips Design visited the studio last week for a critique of the Primary Care project. Students began preparations two weeks ago by presenting their semester’s work to the extended faculty … Continue reading

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Form & Function

This week, the studio found itself engaging in the classic form vs. function debate. Some believe that form does indeed follow function while some approach aesthetic issues first. The discussion arose due to the point we’re at with Primary Care: … Continue reading

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Mbrela shows at NeoCon East

Mbrela, the industrial design collaborative of PhilaU, San Jose State, and Lincoln University (UK), displayed an array of innovative designs at NeoCon East in Baltimore. Students from all three schools worked in teams to create projects such as the cork-topped … Continue reading

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Prototyping Primary Care

The Primary Care mobile clinic project is on the move. Work began by conducting a battery of basic research exercises to understand the needs of the Philadelphia University Physician Assistants (PAs). We had several combined sessions with the PAs that … Continue reading

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