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Industrial Design

Drawing on its historic contributions to responsible and human-centered design, Industrial Design (or ID) teaches students to use critical thinking and the design process to bring new value to companies, communities and citizens. Professors with expertise in a wide range of areas guide students in researching user experiences to create well-conceived and executed objects, products and systems that make everyday tasks easier.

Staff

Maureen Buttenheim
Senior Department Administrative Coordinator
401 454-6160
mbuttenh@risd.edu

William Cline
Computer Laboratory Technician
401 277-4862
wcline@risd.edu

Mark Johnston
Technical Assistant III
401 454-6803
mjohnsto@risd.edu

Khipra Nichols
Department Head
401 454-6165
knichols@risd.edu

William Reeves
Technical Assistant III
401 454-6197
wreeves@risd.edu

Timothy Sandiford
Department Coordinator, Graduate Programs
401 709-8547
tsandifo@risd.edu
Room 205, CIT Building, 169 Weybosset Street

Michael Scimeca
Technical Assistant III
401 454-6185
mscimeca@risd.edu

Ayako Takase
Graduate Program Director
401 709-8547
atakase@risd.edu