Category Archives: Product Design

Bruce Vento Elementary Partners with the College of Design

Terry Wiley's fifth-grade students received a unique design education opportunity this year. As part of an initiative to keep creativity vibrant in children, the College of Design adopted Bruce Vento Elementary in St. Paul to bring design learning into the classroom.On May 3, students spent a day on the Minneapolis campus where they engaged in a design exercise with Abi Asojo (Interior Design) by creating a 3D room on the computer; spoke with Tex Ostvig, the coordinator for Kids on Campus, about the importance of college and their role as citizens and problem-solvers of the future; watched the Daily Planet's video episode about the Toy Product Design course and imagined themselves as toy designers of the future; and took front…

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Photos + Video from 2012 College of Design Commencement

"Public interest design starts with a belief in the power of design to transform lives. It's a belief that everyone deserves good design and, in fact, it's a belief that every human being needs good design in order to live their best lives." John Cary (BA Arch '99), 2012 College of Design commencement address Congratulations to our Apparel Design, Architecture, Graphic Design, Housing Studies, Interior Design, Landscape Design and Planning, and Retail Merchandising undergraduate students, along with our Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and Design graduate students who received their degrees during commencement on May 12, 2012. 2012 College of Design Commencement College of Design Dean Tom Fisher with commencement speaker John Cary (BA Arch '99)Kate Maple, Assistant Dean of Student Services;…

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Photos + Video from PLAYsentations

How do you design for play?    On May 2, Barry Kudrowitz’s Toy Product Design class entertained an audience of children, designers, and curious community members with their original toy designs during PLAYsentations, a theatrical show at the Bell Museum of Natural History. If you missed the toys in action, we’ve posted more photos from PLAYsentations on Facebook. Thanks to everyone who attended – we’ll see you again (with more toys) next year!Don’t miss these slideshows: Student Tribute, Staff Tribute, Bad Ideas, and ProcessPhotos from the event on our Facebook pageVIDEO: PLAYsentations on This Week @Minnesota More information about the Product Design minor…

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