Category Archives: Faculty

Toy Product Design Featured on Discovery Channel Canada

Product Design Assistant Professor Barry Kudrowitz developed his course on Toy Product Design to show graduate and undergraduate students how to take their product ideas from concept to functional prototype. Last spring, Jesse Purvey, Annice Larkin, Colin Nelson, and James Cosper developed a toy that will be part of a permanent exhibit at the Works Museum in Bloomington, MN. The musical toy (above) was featured on the Canadian Discovery Channel’s show Daily Planet this spring. You can watch the Daily Planet clip here. Throughout the hands-on course, offered in the Spring semester, students in PDES 3711 bring their projects to Play Testing events at the Minnesota Children’s Museum and involve kids in the design process.  At the end of the…

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Kristine Miller Discusses New York's Public Spaces at the Walker Art Museum

Landscape architecture professor Kristine Miller will discuss her book, Designs on the Public: The Private Lives of New York's Public Spaces, at the Walker Art Center on Friday, April 13. Her presentation is part of an event featuring rapid-fire project talks by other artists and academics, including photographer Wing Young Huie and Aaron Westre (M Arch '09) [read about Westre's current AOV3 exhibition here]. The free event will be webcast live from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.Miller will also speak at the Midwest Great Lakes Regional Conference for the Council of Educational on Thursday, April 26 about her contributions to the positive transformations of education.For more information about the landscape architecture program, please visit their website….

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