Design Innovation

At the start of this semester, The Student Success Program and Design Innovation partnered to create a unique opportunity for students to creatively express their reactions to the Common Reading Experience. Students were asked to submit reactions in the form of a video, podcast, or Adobe Spark page. Ten winners were selected and have been awarded...

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...

Mini-Maker Faire 2019: students using 3D pens On Friday, April 12, the Kent State University Library’s Garden room was filled with students, makers, crafters, gamers, and admirers from across the region. For the sixth year, the Mini-Maker Faire at Kent State brought robots, gardeners, gaming enthusiasts, and more to showcase their projects and teach the public about their areas of interest....

J.R. Campbell, executive director of the Design Innovation Initiative at Kent State, speaks during the construction launch event for the Design Innovation Hub. Kent State University celebrated the launch of a dynamic new space, the Design Innovation (DI) Hub, which will bring innovations from many disciplines together in a 68,000-square-foot building near the center of the Kent Campus. The construction launch, which marks the beginning of a major renovation of the former Art Building, was celebrated April...

J.R. Campbell, executive director of the Design Innovation Initiative at Kent State, speaks during the construction launch event for the Design Innovation Hub. WHAT: The Kent State University community will gather April 23 to celebrate the construction launch of the Design Innovation Hub, a dynamic, new space designed to spark creativity and collaboration. The Design Innovation Hub is an open-access, collaborative, co-working, idea-generating and innovative environment connecting students, faculty and the...