Department of Product Design News

New master’s degrees in sports products underway

Faculty members in business and product design are crafting new master’s degree programs.

UO condom research in 'Men’s Journal'

A story in the current Men’s Journal features research by a UO Product Design Program class on how to design a next-generation condom.

Avalanche rescue helmet wins international product design award

A helmet that integrates computing elements to reduce time in avalanche search and rescue has won an international prize for Product Design Program Assistant Professor Jason O. Germany.

UO senior chosen for NCIIA program

A University of Oregon product design student has been selected as one of sixty-six university students nationwide to become University Innovation Fellows for Epicenter, a program collaborated through Stanford University and The National Center for Engineering Pathways to Innovation.

Wonhee Arndt in Top 10 women designers

Product Design Program Assistant Professor Wonhee Jeong Arndt has been named one of the Top 10 “Women in Industrial Design” by the Women in Design section of the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA).

A&AA professors receive Idea grants

Two very different research projects driven by A&AA faculty members have been awarded grants from the UO Idea awards program. While one project delves into the relationship between barnacle growth and ceramics, the other seeks to answer the microbial problem of poor indoor air quality.

Product Design Program students’ work on display at Milan Design Week

The University of Oregon Product Design Program is showing work in Milan, Italy, during the annual Salone Internazionale del Mobile di Milano, also known as Milan Design Week.

Students refine cup design for campus

A student-designed and created drinking cup from the ARTC 410 “Prototyping and Manufacturing” course may end up on a table in Carson Dining Hall or the A&AA Willcox Hearth in the future.

Class takes on challenge of condom design

Bulging bags of used condoms adorned tables less than an hour after students arrived.

Students’ mobile apps win $5,000 in prizes

Six students from the Product Design Program recently took home $5,000 in prize money from a “Shark-Tank”-style competition—dubbed “Duck Tank”—open to students across campus to develop a new mobile app.

Track Town Studio combines product design with architecture

The eighty-five flags gracing the ceiling in the “Track Town Studio” this term aren’t mere decoration.

Faste recognized as Sony Scholar for outstanding work

Assistant Professor Trygve Faste of the Product Design Program was honored recently with a Sony Scholar award.

Product design major balances football, career classes

Fifth year BFA major Daryle Hawkins leads an intense dual life, packing in training and games as a Duck receiver with product design studios in Portland three times a week.

Can design address global health?

Using interactive technology to improve education and human wellness is the focus of a colloquium October 23 exploring how technology, design, and cross–disciplinary education can solve global health issues. “The Edge of Educational Technology” will take place at 5:30 p.m.

A&AA welcomes new faculty

A&AA welcomes five new tenure-track faculty members for the 2013-14 academic year. Here’s a look at who they are and what they bring to the A&AA community.

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