Another Industrial Design Studio is over! So many good ideas for the Housewares competition including, well thought social designs.
Jobe Bobee, Designer / Artist & Adjunct Professor at Pratt Institute, joined Industrial Studio III final review as a guest critic. From Michael Graves College faculty, Craig Konyk, Assistant Professor of Architecture and Saglinda Roberts, Assistant Professor of Interior Design, participated in the review.
Thanks to Jobe, Craig and Saglinda for joining the review.
Efecem Kutuk's section of the "Collaborative Design Studio" finished the Fall 2014 semester strong. Four amazing projects were presented by teams of senior students from the School of Art and Design at NJIT.
A few images from the final review of the Industrial Design Specialization class. Students were asked to search for a trendy office environment and design a task light which would be a good fit for that particular space based on research about the company/office.
Ufuk Keskin, Industrial Designer of Starwood Hotels and co-designer of SheetSeat, joined Industrial Studio 2 final review as a guest critic. From the faculty, Martina Decker, Assistant Professor - NJIT College of Architecture and Design, participated in the review.
Thanks to Ufuk and Martina for joining and providing constructive feedback to students.
Efecem Kutuk organised a field trip to Knoll Furniture in East Greensville, PA for the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) student group at NJIT. First stop was the Product Development department where a presentation was made by a senior material specialist and mechanical engineers from the company. Then a review of the history, present and future of Knoll was offered by the marketing manager, followed by a plant visit. Lastly, Linda Kasper, Museum Manager, led a tour of the museum.
The day-long experience was thorough, in terms of understanding how a product goes from concept to development to final refinement to mass production, and finally marketing and exhibition.
A field trip organized to Smart Design NYC for both sections of ID Studio II. First a presentation by Russell Blanchard, Associate Director of Industrial Design, who then led an office & modelling shop tour. It was an amazing experience for students to witness how a research based professional industrial design studio operates.
* Top left image and Smard Design logo is courtesy of Smart Design Worldwide