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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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Monday Minute, March 26, 2012: Investments, Excellence, and the 2012 Pulse Survey

Dear Colleagues, Thanks to everyone who submitted a proposal for the college-wide research and outreach RFP. With approximately $180,000 budgeted, we had over $660,000 worth of excellent ideas, and we have decided to move forward with the following in no particular order: John Comazzi – Summer Design Lab for Educators Barry Kudrowitz – Design and Food Marilyn Bruin – Understanding Families in Net-Zero Housing Abimbola Asoojo – Diversity and Design William Weber, Rich Strong – Integrating Sustainable Design Research, Outreach and Education David Pitt – Computer Programming Support for Use of GeoDesign Technology in Advancing Multifunctional Landscape Planning John Carmody – Renewing the Center for Sustainable Building Research Marilyn DeLong – Redefining, Redesigning Fashion Speaking of excellence, Interior Design had…

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PLAYsentations at the Bell Museum

Toy Product Design is a hands-on project-based design course that introduces the product design process with a focus on designing for play. There are no pre-requisites and the class is open to students from all backgrounds. Graduate and undergraduate students work together in small teams of 5-6 members to design and prototype their own toy concepts. At the end of the course, students present their toy product prototypes during PLAYsentations, a free event open to the public. This year PLAYsentations will take place on Wednesday, May 2 at 7:30 p.m. in the Bell Museum Auditorium. Prototype. Test. Repeat – Toy Product Design featured by UMNews, June 2012Register online for PLAYsentions (free event!)In 2011, Toy Product Design students developed a musical…

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