Welcome! Login | Register
 

Providence Top 20 Legal Settlements—See the top 20 legal settlements by category…

A Look at the 2015 Super Bowl Commercials—Take a look at the 2015 Super Bowl…

Darrelle Revis vs. Richard Sherman - Who To Take On Sunday?—Richard Sherman and Darrelle Revis are two of…

Biruta’s Buzzer Beating Tip - in Win’s Game 64-63 For URI—URI beats Fordham 64-63 on Biruta buzzer beater.

DePaul - PC Set For Thursday at 2 p.m., Tickets are $1—DePaul vs PC set for Thursday at 2…

Blizzard Juno Hits Newport—Blizzard Juno hits Newport

It’s All About Education: A Recipe for Disaster - Common Core Standards for Kindergarten—On January 13th, Defending the Early Years and…

Chef Walter’s Flavors + Knowledge: Chicken Cacciatore—Classic Italian dish often referred to as hunter’s…

Media Day Madness—The Patriots and Seahawks took part in Super…

Newport Manners & Etiquette: Planning A Family Wedding + More—The thoroughly modern wedding etiquette of the short…

 
 

NEW: RISD Named #1 Design School in the World—Business Insider

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

 

The Rhode Island School of Design has just been named the #1 Design School in America by Business Insider.

Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) has been ranked #1 in Business Insider's survey of The World's 25 Best Design Schools.

According to their site, Business Insider's rating is based on a simple and pragmatic survey that asked product designers, art directors and others how valuable each design school's program really is. 85.1% of respondents agreed that RISD's programs are top notch as we enter "the golden age of design in startups," where highly skilled creatives specializing in product design and UI are critical.

RISD: Spawning design-driven companies

Among the design-driven companies Business Insider cites as "leading the charge" in this new era is Airbnb - founded and run by alumni Brian Chesky (RISD 2004 ID) and Joe Gebbia (RISD 2005 ID/GD), who recently became a RISD trustee. Other leading companies noted for their commitment to design were Apple, Pinterest and Square.

"Acknowledgement of RISD's emphasis on 'artrepreneurship' from the technology and business world is great news for all of us who love this iconic institution," said RISD Board Chair Michael Spalter.

"Art and design will drive innovation in the 21st century like science and technology did in the last century," said RISD President John Maeda. "This Business Insider ranking is a testament to RISD's work to prepare students for success in a wide array of fields, and recognition that now, more than ever, design-focused organizations are disrupting industries and sparking innovation."

Putting the "A" in STEM

As President Maeda often talks about, America is investing in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education to ensure a prosperous future - but a growing movement led by RISD is arguing that we need the "A" for Art to turn STEM to STEAM to keep our country competitive. More information about this movement can be found at stemtosteam.org.

Business Insider technology and startup reporter Megan Rose Dickey explained the rationale for the survey in her article: "What companies [like Apple, Path, and Airbnb] have in common is that design is at the core of their businesses. But which school is best suited to get you the design job you want?"

 

Related Articles

 

Enjoy this post? Share it with others.

 
 
:)