Monthly Archives: February 2012

Collaborating In California

Excitement is building as our Junior Studio prepares to exhibit the designs created during their mbrela global design collaboration. (For more background, see this earlier blog post). This year’s new mbrela project collection is currently in development at Lincoln University in … Continue reading

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This Business of Design

By John Pickard, PhilaU ID Masters Candidate As we move forward on the Federal Mogul project, both the designers and business students are learning new skills. One of the hardest, at least for me, is learning to create a product … Continue reading

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“Waste” Not, Want Not

The Sophomore ID Spring Studio is typically an intensive materials exploration semester. The work centers around a corporate sponsor, with students investigating both the sponsor’s material(s) and business priorities, then designing objects that suggest exciting new applications. This semester, however, … Continue reading

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MSID Collaborates with Federal-Mogul

This spring finds the graduate students working to develop new product innovations with a team from the Federal-Mogul Corporation. Design investigations are centered around Federal-Mogul’s Quiet Shield GRN noise-suppression material. Made primarily with recycled materials, the product is currently used … Continue reading

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New ID Documentary Screened

Last evening the Industrial Design department hosted a screening of the new documentary “Design The New Business”. The film explores ways in which industrial designers can partner with business to manage complexity and create new, vibrant business models that address … Continue reading

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