Rhode Island is blessed to have so many designers, of all types, call our state home. Having the nationally acclaimed Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) in our backyard, has helped established a nucleus of designers in all fields to support businesses and institutional customers. For the STEAMengine USA initiative, having access to Rhode Island’s diverse design community allowed for this project to take flight. Not surprisingly, Rhode Island is in the top 3 nationally in number of designers per capita available to support product development, textile and architectural design, and so many more disciplines of design. During this project, we connected defense manufacturers with designers to support, streamline, and encourage company advancement while incorporating a design thinking approach to improve manufacturing business practices.  

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