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Product Design Students Put Toys On The Market

There's a new toy on the market-and it started in Rapson Hall. Adam Poetter (B.D.A. '11) was a teaching assistant for the inaugural Toy Product Design course taught by assistant professor Barry Kudrowitz in spring 2011. "I think all of the TAs felt like we were getting into something bigger than ourselves," said Poetter, who also received a B.S. in bioproducts and biosystems engineering. "[It was] a new way of doing things and a new way to approach engineering and design." The class introduces the product design process with a focus on designing for play, from initial brainstorms to testing to a final event for the public every spring called PLAYsentations. At the end of the semester Manhattan Toy sponsored…

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Big Brothers Big Sisters Learn about Landscape Design and Planning

On May 3, students and faculty in the Landscape Architecture department invited mentors, family members, and their "Littles" from the Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities (BBBS) to Rapson Hall for an event to learn about unique academic paths and careers related to Landscape Design and Planning.The young participants ranged from toddlers to high school students. During the event Brad Agee and Tony Chevalier (Landscape Architecture), along with Landscape Design and Planning students, Coal Dorius, Melanie Schroeder, and Sarah Sularz guided participants through a space making project. The "Littles" were challenged to craft an interpretation of their neighborhoods by defining streets, building lots, and zones with wooden blocks. The completed models abstract represented how each team defined…

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