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Designing the Olympic torch a chance of a lifetime

Tim Fagan was working at his dream job as a senior designer for Bombardier Aerospace when he was approached to design the 2010 Olympic torch for the Vancouver Games. “This was a once in a lifetime chance,” says the Carleton alumnus, who Continue 

Building on Batawa’s past: A sustainable vision for a village

Serge Folschweiler arrived in Batawa from France 50 years ago. The young shoemaker fell in love and started a new life in Canada, calling the village home. Continue 

Carleton University helps Batawa create a whole new world

Until a few months ago, the Bata shoe factory stood empty, silent, solitary — a five-storey monument to the glory days when more than 1,200 Bata employees carefully crafted thousands of shoes to be shipped worldwide. Lately, the factory has been Continue 

Student designers create environmentally sustainable ‘Ecoville’

Ecoville, there are no greenhouse gas emissions. There aren’t even gasoline engines. Just noiseless cars powered by compressed air and bikes aplenty — Continue 

Design students help reinvent Congress 2009

In May, Carleton hosts the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences – Canada’s largest inter-disciplinary gathering – bringing more than 8,000 academics from here and abroad to campus for wide-ranging presentations and workshops. It Continue 

Award-winning industrial design co-op student

The Career Development and Co-operative Education office honoured Ashkan Shabnavard, centre, as the Co-op Student of the Year at an awards gala on March 18, 2008. The fourth-year industrial design student received the award from Kerry Eamer, left, Continue 

Student designs new paralympic skis

In collaboration with the Canadian Paralympic Foundation, fourth-year industrial design student Brian Bazett (left) has developed a prototype of a roller sit ski. Bazett designed the ski to enable paralymic athletes to compete in a new sport Continue 

Letter to the editor: ID students rate the iPhone

Re the article in last month’s issue of Carleton Now on the iPhone, I think that it is important to engage students in the discussion because they have the most relevant experience, will be making the most critical decisions and will create Continue 

Two industrial design students rate Apple’s latest technological wonder

Is the iPhone worth the hype? On January 9, Apple launched its latest invention, the iPhone. This new device combines three products—a mobile phone, a Continue 

Design defined

At the annual Ottawa Branch Alumni Leadership Luncheon, guests were treated to a special presentation by world famous industrial designer, Karim Rashid (BID/82). Rashid’s perspective and clients are global, and while he considers himself more of a cultural provocateur, his projects range Continue 

Winner by design

On a shelf in his Manhattan studio, renowned industrial designer Karim Rashid (B.I.D./82) keeps models of some of his most innovative product designs. This fall, he’ll have another piece of hardware to add to the shelf—the 2004 A.D. Dunton Alumni Award, Carleton’s most prestigious Continue 

The tools of the trade: comfort is key

From the operation of an aircraft, to the controls on a VCR or the shape of a computer mouse, industrial designers have a hand in it all. If a tool isn’t designed properly, it can lead to frustration and injury. Tim Moore, a Professor in Continue 

Magical anniversary for Canada’s oldest design school

While there’s nothing sleight-of-hand about the success of Carleton’s School of Industrial Design (SID), magic did serve as a fitting centerpiece when SID celebrated its 30 anniversary September 13. “Up in Smoke” featured 13 student groups Continue 

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