Tapping into Creativity

#SDDC16 Pre-Conference Event Features Designing Green

Just in time for IDSA’s South District Design Conference at Auburn University, its Industrial Design Program has launched an expanded Designing Green Competition, centered around sustainable design, with the support of Dutch designer Dirk Vander Kooij, Autodesk and Eastman Innovation Lab.

Students from universities and design schools in IDSA’s South District are eligible to enter by designing a piece of furniture or another interior décor item that would be created through the large-scale capabilities of Kooij’s Endless 3D Printer. “The results are innovative and capture the imagination,” says Jerrod Windham, IDSA, an Auburn ID alum who is now an associate professor at its College of Architecture, Design and Construction, and faculty advisor to the IDSA Student Chapter at Auburn. “He’s hoping to tap in to your creativity.”

The deadline for entry is April 15, the morning of SDDC at Auburn, when Vander Kooij will join via Skype from the Netherlands. Bryan Shackelford, IDSA, of Eastman Innovation Lab will share his insights on site, while Jeff Smith, IDSA, will host a workshop on Autodesk software. The event begins at 9am and wraps up with a barbeque on the lawn of Wallace Hall, home of Auburn’s Industrial Design Program.

See more about the competition in this video. See Vander Kooij’s printer in action, and learn more about his award-winning transformations.