In the City of Brotherly Love, juniors from The University of the Arts industrial design program joined forces with Thomas Jefferson University graduate occupational therapy students to create prototypes for children with physical challenges in the Toys that Enable inter-disciplinary project. They came up with everything from a Chunky Monkey to a backpack jetpack!
A new product design program will make its debut this fall at The Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), pending final approvals. “The fusion of design, technology and making has never been in higher demand, expanding the roles available for creative professionals,” promotes MICA on its website. “ MICA's new BFA in product design is an excitingly versatile and encompassing major that prepares students for these new opportunities.”
Faculty Advisors to IDSA Student Chapters welcomed the launch of the 2017 IDSA Student Merit Award (SMA) competition on Friday, January 13. The SMAs will run through March 17! We are pleased to announce that the competition is once more sponsored by Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp.
Today, people are living behind the screen. Our observations of the world are becoming reduced to digital data points that are solving problems intuitively or telling us what to do next. Design education is not much different. Research and prototyping are done often in a hypothetical sense, enabled by digital technologies. SHiFT Design Camp is creating a new model of education.