Department of Product Design News

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College of Design Celebrates New Dean Adrian Parr

The current dean at the University of Texas Arlington’s College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs and the UNESCO chair on water will join the college spring term.

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Portland Product Design Students Launch Studio Skosh for Remote Products

With the Koehn Design Entrepreneurship Award, the new design group has already created a wireless smartphone charging station.

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Welcome New Faculty!

Introducing new faculty and new visiting faculty starting fall 2020.

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Product Design Does Community Outreach

Alum Trevor McClelland mentors students in designing better shelter for the unhoused community.

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One Year Later: College of Design’s Faculty of Color and Allies Writing Retreat

College of Design faculty who attended the 2019 writing retreat reflect on the experience and how it shaped their scholarship.

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Susan Sokolowski Investigates What Makes a Truly Cool Tee

The Sports Product Design Associate Professor writes about thermal effusivity and athleticwear in The Conversation.

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College of Design Congratulates Seven Faculty on Tenure and Promotion

The UO promoted or granted tenure to 101 faculty members, including seven from the College of Design.

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Runner’s World Features Sports Product Design Student’s Project for Paralympian Athletes

Sarah Klecker designed Paralympic uniforms, waterproof training gear, and push gloves for elite female wheelchair-racing athletes.

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2020 School of Art + Design Student Exhibitions

Discover the art and design work of our students graduating from the School of Art + Design.

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What You Need to Know about Homemade Masks

Susan Sokolowski of Sports Product Design co-authors an article for The Conversation that focuses on fit and fabric for DIY masks.

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Product Design Associate Professor Wins Fulbright to Albania

Kiersten Muenchinger spent two weeks presenting and hosting workshops at Tirana Design Week.

National Park Service’s Susan Dolan Named 2020 Lawrence Medalist

The NPS Cultural Landscapes Program manager recieved a Bachelor and Master of Landscape Architecture at the College of Design.

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Student Spotlight: Xander Cuizon Tice

The Product Design undergraduate discusses studying abroad, academic challenges he’s tackling, and his love of designing, repairing, and upcycling outdoor gear.

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Tinker Hatfield Wins 2019 National Design Award for Product Design

The Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum recognizes the architecture alum for his disruptive and innovative career designing footwear.

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College of Design Announces Inaugural Oregon | Places Prize Winner

In partnership with Places Journal, the college chose Assistant Professor Sara Jensen Carr and her proposal ‘Water is Wealth’ for the award.

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