Design Innovation

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...

Design Innovation Artwork Kent State is bringing together diverse resources in the arts, sciences and business to solve real-world problems through project-based learning and discovery. By April McClellan-Copeland At Kent State University, design innovation is more than an abstract concept or the latest educational buzzword. It is a movement that is sparking...

Kent State team wins Mission:Life international competition A team of Kent State students took first place in the seventh annual Mission: Life international competition on Nov. 12, which took place at the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas. The winning team, aided by Edgar Eduard Kooijman, Ph.D., (Director, Biotechnology Program and Associate Professor, Biological Sciences) and J.R....

A team of students display the interactive dress they created at the Fashion/Tech Hackathon. What does an interactive dress capable of receiving text messages have in common with a zero emission vehicle and a phone case that dispenses birth control pills? Three interdisciplinary teams of Kent State students created the products using design thinking principles and collaborative strategies to provide solutions to complex problems, such as...

J.R. Campbell, professor and director of Kent State University’s School of Fashion Design and Merchandising, will become the inaugural executive director of Kent State’s Design Innovation Initiative. Kent State University Community Members:  I am pleased to announce that J.R. Campbell, professor and director of Kent State University’s School of Fashion Design and Merchandising, will become the inaugural executive director of Kent State’s Design Innovation Initiative. J.R. has distinguished himself as a strong voice for design innovation...