Monthly Archives: November 2012

Educating The Next Generation of Designers

How well do we understand the design process? Can we explain it to others? Can we make it so concise a 7th-grader can understand? A group of third-year PhilaU ID students is partnering with Perkiomen Valley Middle School to answer … Continue reading

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New Rendering Blog

ID Senior Christian Ost has created a new blog featuring his rendering work. Click here to see more.

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The DEC Center Officially Opens

In a ceremony on November 8th officials from the University officially opened the DEC Center. This new multi-purpose building is as innovative and unique as the curriculum it will support. Built to LEED standards with a distinctive metal shell for climate … Continue reading

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WineHive: A Crowdfunded Buzz

                  ID alum John Paulick (BsID 2008) is making wine storage cool again with his new modular wine rack. Inspired by natural forms, the WineHive uses an extruded aluminum structure that packs … Continue reading

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3D Print…Anything?

By John Pickard, 2nd-Year MSID Student As 3D printing technology continues to progress and have widespread availability via tools like MakerBot, moral questions quickly begin to arise. The first big one is already here. Cody Wilson has developed and hopes to … Continue reading

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A Visit from Nike Recruiting

Senior Nike Footwear Designer and PhilaU ID alum Nate Van Hook (BsID ‘03) returned home for a lecture recently. Accompanying Van Hook was Andy Croll, Nike’s Product Design Recruiter for Global Footwear and Equipment. Together, they gave the students a … Continue reading

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Deliberate Differentiation

Understanding when it’s critical to legally protect design ideas takes on new importance as our seniors ready themselves to enter the profession. Joshua Cohen visited the department this week to discuss that issue with us. Cohen, legal counsel at leading … Continue reading

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