August 10, 2011
Industrial Design Students Launch "Retail: Retell. Recycle. Rethink." Exhibit
“Retail: Retell. Recycle. Rethink.” exhibit by Wentworth students in collaboration with Design Museum Boston
August 11-25: Mondays-Saturdays 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.; Sunday 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Huntington Arcade at the Prudential Center
800 Boylston St.
Boston, MA 02199
In an effort to educate consumers on how much time, money, energy, and materials go into producing everyday items such as sneakers, cell phones, plastic bottles, and cleaning products, Wentworth Institute of Technology students collaborated with Design Museum Boston founders to create the “Retail: Retell. Recycle. Rethink.” exhibit.
Design Museum co-founders and Wentworth professors Sam Aquillano and Derek Cascio teach an industrial design studio class focused on creating a large-scale public display project similar to the ones Design Museum Boston produces. The 12 students enrolled in the course identified and researched content, assessed the exhibit’s location, created prototypes of the location and the products to be displayed, designed informational posters, constructed stands for displaying content, launched and maintained a blog, created promotional videos, secured $5,000 by fundraising using the online funding platform kickstarter.com, developed branding standards, and produced communications materials for their exhibit.
This hands-on course provided Wentworth students with the ability to take part in all aspects of an industrial design project and to develop the necessary skills they will need in their careers.
Design Museum Boston educates the public on the positive impact of design in their lives through exhibits, events, and outreach programs. For more information, visit www.designmuseumboston.org.
- Dennis Nealon