Department of Product Design News

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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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Architecture Alumnus Nate McCoy to Speak at College of Design Commencement

The executive director of the Oregon chapter of the National Association of Minority Contractors remembers the UO fondly.

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Seventh Annual Spring Storm Draws Families and Friends to Lawrence Hall

This year’s senior showcase featured work from more than 100 students from the School of Art + Design.

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The Center for Art Research Celebrates its Launch

The new center hosted an exhibition and artist presentations at 510 Oak.

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A Moveable Feast

The 3rd Annual Feast for Fifty featured the creations of senior product design students with the UO Board of Trustees as this year’s dinner guests.

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Call for Applications: Justice and Equity Design Initiative Faculty Writing Retreat

The College of Design will host a writing retreat for self-identified underrepresented faculty of color and allies.   

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Bernhardt Design Selects A+D Faculty for Young, New Talent Exhibition

Associate Professors Erdem and Hale Selek to show at ICFF Studio during NYCxDesign Week.

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Metropolis Magazine Highlights Product Design Students at WantedDesign Fair

The design fair founders name the Prison Blues apparel project as example of conscious design.

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NASA's Heartbreaking Moment

Susan Sokolowski, director of the Sports Product Design program, sounds off on NASA's canceled first all-women spacewalk and the power of equality in product design.

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A Designer’s Paradise

A Guide to College of Design Events at Design Week Portland.

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Vandenburgh Named Interim Dean of College of Design

Vandenburgh, who leads the School of Art + Design, begins July 1.

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