Past Events

In the past two years, IDSA has hosted a variety of events to expose students to various professional and interdisciplinary fields.

Makeathon: Connecting the Dots

February 2020

RISD Makeathon brings together students from all majors to form groups, ideate, research, and gain hands-on experience in product development. Professionals with relevant expertise mentor and guide the students in their design process.

Makeathon: Power of Play

October 2018

For the first ever Makeathon at RISD, we created a day of interdisciplinary investigation on cognitive development, risk assessment, and unstructured play into designing playtime. Participants were able to engage and collaborate under the mentorship of distinguished professionals from IDEO, Hasbro, MIT, and more.

Summer at [blank]: Internship Q&A Panel

2018, 2019, 2020

In our annual Senior Internship Panel, seniors share their previous summer internship experiences with underclassmen who are new to the internship process.

Abstracting Apps: Information Architecture

March 2019

IDSA hosted professional UI/UX designs from the Providence based Company Mojotech to teach students about information architecture in user experience design.

Design Life at Puma

April 2018

Puma apparel and footwear designers who shared their personal sights about life at Puma, their design process, key career tips, and a sneak peak at work-in-progress designs.