Tag Archives: product design

Expanding Accessibility with Virtual Reality

Demonstration Garden: Designing Flowers

An interdisciplinary partnership between College of Design faculty, the Goldstein Museum of Design (GMD), and Episcopal Homes, Senior Housing, and Care Services is developing virtual reality (VR) technology to expand access to exhibitions and other public events for low-income elder residents through the creation of a “VR Book Club.”

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Product Design Program Graduates Inaugural Class

Barry Kudrowitz with the product design majors.

On Friday, May 11 the inaugural class of product design seniors will present their capstone projects. This first class of students is the result of seven years of hard work by College of Design faculty and staff, in particular, Associate Professor Barry Kudrowitz who is head of the Product Design Program. Kudrowitz reflects on the journey the program has taken in this interview.

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Students Design for Fun in Toy Product Design’s PLAYsentations

Toasty Text

Now in its seventh year at the University of Minnesota, the College of Design’s Toy Product Design class is known for its playful atmosphere and rigorous pace. Students in the class have one semester to ideate, prototype, and produce an original toy design, which is then displayed during the annual event, PLAYsentations.

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