Category Archives: MSID – Graduate Program

Articles of particular interest to students and faculty in the M.S. in Industrial Design Program

Innovation Engagement Speaker Series Kicks Off

Throughout the Spring semester, an array of special lectures will be given as part of the Innovation Engagement Speaker Series. The focus will include local, regional and national perspectives, with topics ranging from start-up challenges, innovation across healthcare, venture capital, and prototype generation. … Continue reading

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Scans for Sleep Apnea

As part of her MsID Capstone Project, student Jeanne Vilja is doing ergonomic studies of CPAP masks for sleep apnea sufferers. So she’s 3D scanning a representative sample of student heads, and printing them out to work on. How do you … Continue reading

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Real World Portfolio Building

By Zach Samalonis, BsID ’20 Recently in the DEC forum, a portfolio building workshop was held for design students across campus to discuss what employers look for in a portfolio. To open the event PhilaU was privileged to host Diane Fox, … Continue reading

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PhilaU ID Undergrad Creates Prosthetic Arm

Philadelphia University industrial design student Jackson Gordon  has designed and fabricated a 3D-printed prosthetic arm to help a local man born without a left hand, Philly Voice reported Jan. 9. Jackson, who has started the design firm Armatus Designs, based the aesthetics of the hand … Continue reading

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PhilaU ID Students Reach Finals of Jefferson Health Hack

PhilaU ID students from all levels of the program recently collaborated with a wide range of professionals and students from schools throughout the eastern US as part of the second annual Independence/Jefferson Health Hack. Attendees formed interdisciplinary teams of healthcare … Continue reading

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PhilaU ID Alum Now On Staff at MIT

It’s great to see our grads using their skills to train the next generation of designers. PhilaU ID alum Coby Unger (BsID ‘14) has a new position at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) as the Associate Director of The MIT … Continue reading

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PhilaU ID Students Host Tandem Design Conference

For the second consecutive year, PhilaU industrial design undergrads designed and hosted Tandem, the student design conference. This year’s conference was held last Saturday and Sunday and featured an expansion from an ID-only focus to also include graphic design, fashion, and textiles. The goal … Continue reading

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ID Students Exhibit 3D Textile Designs at ICFF New York

PhilaU ID undergrads recently showed their work at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York City. The projects were the result of this semester’s 3D Textile class taught by Professors Lyn Godley, Marcia Weiss and Kihong Ku. The students engaged … Continue reading

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Recent MsID Grad Wins Core77 Design Award

Recent PhilaU MsID graduate Lauren Georgian was honored in the 2016 Core77 Design Awards. Georgian’s project, entitled “Shifting Gardens“, is an outdoor classroom planter garden system that empowers schools to build their own classroom gardens and transform their schoolyards. The … Continue reading

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Alum’s A/C Design Raises $400K and Counting

PhilaU Graduate ID Program alum Don Pancoe (‘14) is part of the team behind Noria, a complete re-think of window-mounted air conditioning. The design dramatically cuts the size of the standard window-unit air conditioner while retaining 5,000 BTU of cooling … Continue reading

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