Category Archives: Product Design

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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Monday Minute, March 26, 2012: Flurry of Activity

Dear Colleagues, With spring break behind us, and as we dash toward May, I wanted to take a moment today to just remind everyone of the programs and offerings we have on the agenda in the coming weeks. From our annual Design Intersections event – this years title: Tweak or Leap? – coming up on Thursday, to our award winning Design in 7 program coming the first week of April, to two separate symposiums, Digital Provocations and Fashion & Health – details of those and other offerings, like product design’s PLAYsentations, are available on the events section of our website. Another item added just recently is a lecture and reception the College is sponsoring with the Institute on the Environment…

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Jill Fuerstenberg (BS '97 Costume Design) joins Taymark, Inc.

Jill Fuerstenberg (BS '97 Costume Design) announced that she will join the product development team at Taymark, Inc. The letterpress and imprinting company provides youth-oriented promotional and recognition products. Fuerstenberg previously worked in product and apparel design for Wilsons Leather and Northern Cap and Glove.For more information about our product design, retail merchandising, or apparel design programs, visit the College of Design academic programs page….

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