Author Archives: Amelia Narigon

Guest Post: Finding Community with Product Design

Product design majors at their December review.

When people ask me what my favorite part of product design is I don’t even know where to start. Product design stole my heart from the beginning. When I came to the University of Minnesota, I hadn’t planned to major in product design. But the first course I took, Toy Product Design, made me realize that this is what I wanted to do for the rest of my life.

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Empire State of Mind

Retail Merchandising Students in front of the Brooklyn Bridge

Home to some of the largest and most important clothing designers and retailers in the world, New York City looms large in the imagination of any design student. This year, 17 retail merchandising and apparel design students had the chance to spend their spring break in the city that never sleeps and get a behind the scenes look at some of the biggest retailers in the world.

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Heritage Studies and Public History Graduate Program Awarded Mellon Foundation Grant

Close up version of redlining map from HOLC North side

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded a $350,000 grant to the interdisciplinary Heritage Studies and Public History (HSPH) graduate program.

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