cyan capital of catalonia: barcelona . . .

for our project week this semester, we took a design roadtip to barcelona to learn about spanish design. jakob timpe orchestrated a wonderful expedition for our twenty-eight industrial design students in their 3rd semester to the capital of catalonia. carolin bauer and charlotte klein organized the travel plans and we were also able to persuade […]

posted 31 October 2012

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fruitsuper design’s information kiosk . . .

this is an example how a good school design project can become the transitional bridge into professional practice. in 2008, sallyann corn and joe kent wanted to
do a group project in our making meaning design studio about the dynamic food culture in new york, related to food vending trucks and kiosks. they called the project, […]

posted 14 February 2011

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small is beautiful & an urban mobility project . . .

an industrial design studio project from the archives and wentworth institute of technology, in boston, massachusetts. in the spring and summer of 2004, the smart (swiss designed, daimler owned) wasn’t allowed in the united states yet. (smart will tell you that if every every vehicle sold in the united state was a smart, this would […]

posted 18 January 2011

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duotone photography of brooklyn’s navy yard

if your interested in industrial archaeology, i would encourage you to look at these wonderful duotone photographs from john bartelstone in his new book from this year, the brooklyn navy yard. the historic brooklyn navy yard, adjacent to the fort greene neighborhood, is one of the last remnants of brooklyn’s industrial supremacy. tomorrow tuesday, february […]

posted 22 February 2010

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design as dialogues at pratt . . .

on september 25th, i had a design as dialogue talk about pratt institute’s industrial design department, future tense, namely our new sophomores class. . . we did this during their studio session on friday with their instructors for sophomore studio: jeanne pfordresher, jonathan thayer, patrick fenton, scott lundberg & willy schwenzfeier. i think we all […]

posted 26 September 2009

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franco clivio & hidden forms . . .

while overlooking johann wolfgang von goethe’s garden in weimar, franco clivio & wolfgang sattler were discussing the lecture on clivio’s new book, that he would give on april 2nd . . .

franco clivio: shaper, designer, lecturer & collector, shows the complexity of the design process, not by design objects, but on the basis […]

posted 2 April 2009

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making meaning: matthew burger / jeffrey kapec, senior studio

here is a small window into of a semester long course called making meaning. making meaning is a senior industrial design studio where the students choose individually selected design briefs and develop them with team-teaching instructors, matthew burger & jeff kapec . . .
class session & preliminary critique, autumn 2007 . . .
jeff kapec, observing […]

posted 18 January 2009

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three examples of exchange experiences at pratt

this should be the beginning of a rather long but very colorful journey, here are just three examples from the students that have visited / studied at pratt’s industrial design department from bauhaus universität weimar:

1) laura strasser, our first student from the bauhaus, was greatly inspired by ceramics instructor, irv tepper, which led to […]

posted 10 August 2008

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