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An Interview with Sir Jonathan Ive

An intriguing interview with the recently-knighted Jonathan Ive, Apple’s Senior Vice President of Industrial Design can be found here.  

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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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The Winning Projects

This year’s Sprint Project with Armstrong saw 27 design teams exploring 4 distinct areas: Discontinuous Ceilings, Modular Geometrics, Vertical Installations/Blades and Low Relief/3D Ceilings. One final design was chosen as the winner in each category. Read on to learn the … Continue reading

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Sprint to the Finish

The final day of the Sprint Project is in many ways the toughest. The week has been long and the pace fast. The models are made, the boards are printed and the enormous amount of work that’s been done comes … Continue reading

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The Home Stretch

Tuesday’s project-ending presentation to Armstrong is right around the corner. After a strong weekend of work, the teams were back at it today fine tuning the details of their designs and creating final models. The thinking behind every detail of … Continue reading

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Juniors Take The Lead

As the Sprint project progresses, the management role of the Juniors grows more important. Time is tight and ensuring the project stays on track is crucial. The Juniors in each group also assume the responsibility of “primary communicator.” ID Professor … Continue reading

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