Category Archives: Product Design

A Hug for Children with Sensory Processing Disorder

Wearable Technology Lab graduate research assistant Julia Duvall (Apparel Design ‘15) and undergraduate research assistant Nicholas Schleif (Electrical Engineering & Product Design) won the student design competition at the 2016 Augmented Human conference in Geneva, Switzerland with their deep pressure vest that “hugs” children with sensory processing disorder. Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder often shy away from physical touch even […]

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A Sweet Introduction to Manufacturing

This week, students showed off brand new lollipop designs to their candy “client,” pastry chef Diane Yang. Designing for Manufacture, a new course in taught by Cory Schaffhausen (Product Design), introduces students to manufacturing processes through hands-on projects in the DigiFabLab and gives them a chance to design under client constraints. When Yang met with the class to present the […]

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Sketching, Creativity, and Modern-Day da Vincis: Q&A with Barry Kudrowitz

A new exhibition at the Minneapolis Institute of Art gives museum-goers a glimpse into Leonardo da Vinci’s creative process through one of his notebooks – the Codex Leicester. Designer, engineer, professor, and avid sketcher Barry Kudrowitz (Product Design) guest-curated a room showing how modern-day da Vincis document their ideas. We sat down with him to hear his thoughts on sketching, […]

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