Brad Dunn has a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. After graduation he starting to experiment in furniture design and loved the scale of the projects. He came to RIT to explore a more human scale of design while still being surrounded by a pragmatic, “engineer-y” culture.
His architecture background helped the transition into Industrial Design as the tools and thought processes are similar. But, the differences in the fields forced him to use some tools in completely new ways. This questioning of toolsets, led him to approach his thesis as a matter of process. Not just the process as a designer, but that of a consumer as well. He strives to create experiences where users have further input into their built world. Hoping that this joint participation will help create a purchasing culture built on shared vision, reducing the power of our “throw-away” culture.