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Monday, September 16

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Exploring Flexible Design Systems with Drupal’s Layout Builder

  • September 16, 2019
  • 12:00 pm — 1:30 pm
  • Oomph, Inc.
  • 72 Clifford Street

Advanced content management in digital platforms has matured into a set of powerful design paradigms — rows, components, and styles. Oomph Inc.‘s latest project with the RISD Museum created a...

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Growing Your Design Business Presented by Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses

  • September 16, 2019
  • 12:00 pm — 1:30 pm
  • Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses
  • 513 Broadway

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses invites you to enjoy lunch and join a conversation with local prominent designers Miles Endo and Suzanne Ellis Wernevi about how to grow your design business. ...

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Bridges: Spanning Wholesale to Retail, Textiles to Jewelry, and India to the US

  • September 16, 2019
  • 12:00 pm — 1:30 pm
  • 780 Hope Street

pH Factor was founded by RISD alum Priya Himatsingka. The new boutique on Hope Street, Providence opened its doors in April of 2019. Priya brings together collections that span various cultures...

Tuesday, September 17

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Differentiation by Innovation: Tour and Lunch at Orion R|E|D

  • September 17, 2019
  • 12:00 pm — 1:30 pm
  • Orion HD / A division of Orion R|E|D
  • 270 Jenckes Hill Road

For over 30 years Orion RED has provided design, engineering and manufacturing services to architectural clients around the world. Their newest division, Orion HD, was established to focus on serving the...

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Saving Historic Resources While Building for the Future

  • September 17, 2019
  • 12:00 pm — 1:30 pm
  • DBVW Architects
  • 111 Chestnut Street

Two Municipal Projects in Massachusetts that Saved Historic Resources While Building for the Future: Two municipalities in Massachusetts were recently faced with similar challenges. Each had a significant historic resource...


Designing at the Speed of Light

  • September 17, 2019
  • 12:00 pm — 1:30 pm
  • FARO and Rhode Island College
  • 600 Mt Pleasant Ave

Faro is partnering with Rhode Island College to show you how to improve the time it takes to design and reverse engineer by collecting the world in 3D. Combining 3D...

Wednesday, September 18

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Lotuff Leather Studio Tour

  • September 18, 2019
  • 12:00 pm — 1:30 pm
  • Lotuff Leather
  • 1 Sims Avenue

Based out of a sunny corner studio in the heart of Providence, Lotuff Leather has always believed that taking the time to create superior-quality goods fosters success and dignity. With...

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Access, Inclusion + Design, Let’s Talk!

  • September 18, 2019
  • 12:00 pm — 1:30 pm
  • RISD/Brown Design For America
  • 226 Benefit Street, Providence, RI

Variation in human ability is ordinary, not special, and will affect most of us for parts of our lives. Yet, we have designed a world full of barriers for a...


Abstracting Apps: Information Architecture for User Experience Design

  • September 18, 2019
  • 12:00 pm — 1:30 pm
  • MojoTech
  • 56 Exchange Terrace, #210

The apps we love feel intuitive—like they were built for us. Things are right where we expect them to be, so we can find what we’re looking for...

Thursday, September 19


Process Wasn’t Built in a Day: An Ever-Evolving Approach

  • September 19, 2019
  • 12:00 pm — 1:30 pm
  • Linchpin
  • 80 Fountain Street, Suite #223

Linchpin is a digital agency with a passion for carefully crafting custom web solutions. Their approach merges market research, data analysis, and content strategy with the latest technologies and creative...

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Staying Sharpe: Moving Sharpe House and Creating a New Unified Home for Brown’s History Department

  • September 19, 2019
  • 12:00 pm — 1:30 pm
  • KITE Architects
  • 1 Central Street

How do you move a historic house? More importantly, where do you put it down? Get a behind-the-scenes look at the challenges that KITE Architects faced in moving the four-story...


Protecting Your Art, Designs, and Ideas: What All Designers Should Know in the Intellectual Economy

  • September 19, 2019
  • 12:00 pm — 1:30 pm
  • PCK Intellectual Property
  • 235 Promenade Street, Suite 141

Learn about strategies to understand and benefit from Design Patents, 3D Trademarks, Licensing, and other IP consideration often overlooked by small businesses and independent designers. PCK Intellectual Property’s Alan...

Friday, September 20


Rigid Box Design & Making Workshop

  • September 20, 2019
  • 12:00 pm — 1:30 pm
  • Taylor Box Company
  • 293 Child Street

Learn about designing rigid boxes and how packaging design helps drive brand value. In this workshop, attendees will first experience conceptualizing and developing structural form in Artios with Taylor Box...


Color in Design: An Interactive Journey into Colorful Interiors

  • September 20, 2019
  • 12:00 pm — 1:30 pm
  • Blakely Interior Design
  • 650 Ten Rod Road

Color is a visual medium that creates emotions in people that excite and energize. The use of color in design has a profound impact on how a space makes people...

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A Designer’s Role: Changing our Healthcare System

  • September 20, 2019
  • 12:00 pm — 1:30 pm
  • 150 Chestnut Street

The United States’ current healthcare system is in crisis. We spend the most money on healthcare-related expenses of any country. 27 million American citizens either pay out of pocket or have...