Department of Product Design News

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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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Books by Design

The College of Design faculty book series continues this November.

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From Sports Bras to Spacesuits

Susan Sokolowski talks to the NYTAround the O, and Public Radio for Central Florida about the unique story of outfitting women and minority groups.

Set SAIL: SAE & Product Design Host Summer Program for High School Students

Faculty donate time and talent teaching sessions on architecture, landscape architecture, product design, urban farming, and more.

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The Legacy of Design Ducks

For its 100th year in print, Oregon Quarterly has released a list of "100 Ducks Who Made a Difference," including 10 from the College of Design. 

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A Quest for Better, More Inclusive Athletic Wear

Sports Product Design Program Director Susan Sokolowski writes about her design equity research in Laboratory Equipment magazine.

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Two College of Design Associate Professors Earn Faculty Excellence Awards

The university recognized the work of Associate Professors Wonhee Arndt and Eleonora Redaelli. 

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