Design Innovation

Computer-generated sketch of onlookers observing Innovation Kitchen In the heart of Kent State’s new Design Innovation (DI) Hub there will be an “Innovation Teaching Kitchen” where hospitality management students can use the latest technology and food preparation techniques to compete in culinary competitions and collaborate with their peers. Imagine hospitality management students collaborating with digital...

Center for Architecture and Design What is the role of BioDesign in addressing environmental issues we face locally and globally? What does it mean to "design with life?" Kent State University researchers have some ideas on these matters and will soon put them on full display at one of the institution's top-tier research forums: the Seventh Annual Environmental Science and Design...

With the 50th May 4 Commemoration approaching, this year’s Common Reading Experience for all first-year Kent State University students created an opportunity to incorporate the books “This We Know” and “Thirteen Seconds: Confrontation at Kent State." Ten Kent State University students were awarded $1,000 each for their creative use of videos, podcasts and Adobe Spark® pages to reflect on the events of May 4, 1970, as part of the university’s Design Innovation Common Reading Challenge.  In the past, all first-year students were required to participate in...

With the 50th May 4 Commemoration approaching, this year’s Common Reading Experience for all first-year Kent State University students created an opportunity to incorporate the books “This We Know” and “Thirteen Seconds: Confrontation at Kent State." Ten Kent State University students were awarded $1,000 each for their creative use of videos, podcasts and Adobe Spark® pages to reflect on the events of May 4, 1970, as part of the university’s Design Innovation Common Reading Challenge. In the past, all first-year students were required to participate in the Common Reading Experience by...

Students pose for a photo while presenting their project during SkyHack, Kent State University’s aviation design challenge. Kent State University’s aviation design challenge, SkyHack, will take place Nov. 1-3. The event draws college students from around the nation, attracting 120 students from 14 universities in four states in its 2017 inaugural debut. Kent State’s College of Aeronautics and Engineering will serve as home base for this year’s event, which will...

Students presenting on Virtual Harmony Kent, OH — On Wed., Oct. 2, thirteen teams made up of students from across Kent State University presented interdisciplinary, collaborative projects at the 2019 edition of Mission:Life—a program hosted by Kent State’s Design Innovation initiative. The teams were competing for the opportunity to represent Kent State in international...

Students presenting on Virtual Harmony Thirteen cross-disciplinary teams presented in the Kent State competition for Mission:Life on Wednesday, October 2, 2019. The winning team, Virtual Harmony, will be presenting their concept in the international competition at the PUCPR University in Brazil on November 11. Virtual Harmony is a novel concept for a music therapy interface utilizing...

A computer rendering of the Liberty of Poetry statue (shown here) was used by Kent State University to create the 3D-printed reproduction of the statue. Kent State University and the Opera di Santa Croce in Florence, Italy, will celebrate a collaborative partnership around the creation of “Sisters in Liberty: From Florence, Italy, to New York, New York,” an exhibition opening on Oct. 17, 2019, and running through April 26, 2020, at the Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration on Ellis Island...

Kent State The makerspaces that compose Kent State University’s Design Innovation (DI) Initiative rank No. 6 among universities and colleges across the country, according to Great Value Colleges, which recently came out with the list 50 Best Makerspaces: These Cutting Edge College Collaborative Spaces Truly Rock!    Kent State’s makerspaces, which...

Kent State Florence is the location of the symposium being held June 21-23, 2019. Educators from across the globe will convene at Kent State University’s Florence campus June 21-23 for an international symposium where participants will use design innovation principles to create a framework for the future of education. The symposium, Re-Designing Education to Shape a Better World, will bring together 40 thought leaders from the...