School of Art + Design News

UO researchers design solutions for transit riders with disabilities

Product design students at UO have developed innovations to improve the mass transit experience for people with disabilities, especially those who use walkers or wheelchairs.

UO Product Design professors win 2017 American Design Honors

John Arndt and Wonhee Jeong-Arndt, both of whom teach in the UO Department of Product Design and operate Studio Gorm in Eugene, have received the 2017 American Design Honors.

UO duo’s design makes final round of Department of Defense research competition

A team from the University of Oregon Department of Product Design has taken on the challenge of protecting military service members during chemical or biological attacks.

UO art professor’s photos in Getty exhibition of artists’ responses to news

Ron Jude’s 45-part work Alpine Star is on view through April 30 at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles as part of Breaking News: Turning the Lens on Mass Media.

New sports product design students already creating, fabricating, winning

Drawn by the opportunity to work with industry innovators and creative faculty, students in the UO’s new sports product design master’s program are also finding their fellow students’ varied backgrounds ideal for collaboration.

Two A&AA employees earn Outstanding Employee Awards

Zudegi Giordano, office coordinator in the Department of Planning, Public Policy, and Management, and Beth Roy, executive administrative assistant in the Department of Art, are among recipients of this year’s Outstanding Employee Awards at UO.

Revolutionary research aims to create garments without waste

Beth Esponnette envisions a world in which clothing is made to order on a 3-D printer that builds each item with no waste in a process that could include scanning a person’s body measurements.

Feast invites diners to take home place setting, chair

It’s not unheard of for a restaurant patron to sneak out with a spoon. But with a chair?  And at the request of the host?

Lenscratch features Warpinski’s photo project commemorating border deaths

The preeminent photography blog Lenscratch featured photos and text by A&AA Professor of art Terri Warpinski in a November 25 post.

Flame sculpture by UO alumnus highlights Gateway area

A new 62-foot-tall metal sculpture from a UO School of Architecture and Allied Arts graduate aims to draw attention to the Gateway entrance to Springfield, Oregon, along Interstate 5.

New York curator to discuss living, sensory elements in art

Eden Powell won’t forget seeing “real spaces where people create in the New York art world,” which she experienced last March on a field trip with her “Spring Break in New York” ART 408 class.

Faculty art show series launches at White Box

Experience collages, paper wall-relief works, cardboard sculptures, silkscreen prints, and a three-minute 16mm film in the first of three UO art faculty exhibitions scheduled at White Box gallery in Portland.

UO product design teams take top prizes at QuackCon

UO product design students captured the top two spots at QuackCon, the country’s first collegiate sports and technology hackathon competition that synthesized engineering, programming, and athletics to create innovative sports product design

'Kansei' research aims to link emotions to product design

Most Americans haven’t heard of Kansei design, which studies how emotion drives consumer choices. For example, designers of the Mazda Miata sports car used Kansei engineering in developing the car’s gear shift.

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