Category Archives: Students

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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Photos + Presentations from Design Intersections 2012

On Thursday, March 29, leaders in business, government, education, healthcare and the nonprofit sector met to discuss design thinking and what it demands during Design Intersections, a symposium, hosted by the College of Design and sponsored by the design firm LarsenPresenters for the day included Simon Kavanagh, head of International Development and Education Design for KaosPilots; Pieter Spinder, Tribe Leader and Initiator for Knowmads; John Foley, Executive Director of 4Front, Franziska C.E. Kr├╝ger, a business designer and Knowmads graduate, and Dean Thomas Fisher.You can see more photos from the event here. If you didn't attend Design Intersections, you can download a PDF of Simon Kavanagh's presentation here and Pieter Spinder's presentation here. Videos of the presentations will be available soon…

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Retail Students Create Window Display for the Weisman

This spring, students in Juanjuan Wu's course on visual merchandising competed for the chance to have their window display designs showcased by the Weisman Art Museum."We are thrilled to provide a real world opportunity for students pursuing careers in retail merchandising," says Weisman shop manager Marissa Onheiber who helped judge the designs. "It has been a joy to witness the student's creative process in coming up with designs inspired by the Weisman's collection and to see how they translate their ideas into a window installation."Students also worked with Danica Andler, a visual merchandising specialist who formerly worked for Anthropologie, on ideation consultation. The winning display was implemented over spring break. Stop by and let us know what you think! Interested…

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