Department of Product Design News

‘Portland Gear’ products take digital arts grad to professional level

Marcus Harvey, digital arts ’12, has developed a new “vintage athletic inspired” product line called Portland Gear.

Product Designers top the Pac-12 All-Academic Team

Product Design Program students Ally Aschbacher and Matt Melancon have been named to the Pac-12 Conference All-Academic Team, while Cole Watson earned an honorable mention.

Muenchinger among top 30 design educators

Kiersten Muenchinger, the Tim and Mary Boyle Chair in Material Studies and Product Design at UO, has been selected by DesignIntelligence as one of the “30 Most Admired Educators for 2015” from more than a thousand educators across the United Sta

UO hosts Design Week Portland events

UO in Portland is hosting weeklong series of interactive events, installations, and conversations showcasing the evolving state of design as part of the citywide series, Design Week Portland.

Sports product initiative moves ahead

The UO’s Lundquist College of Business will move the Oregon Executive MBA Program and sports product management initiative to a new building in Portland’s Old Town Chinatown.

UO student wins national award for zinc-made lifting device

University of Oregon product design undergraduate student Derek Sackmann is one of just three national award winners in a design competition to develop a lifting device made from zinc, winning $2,000 for himself and $1,000 for the Product Design Program at the UO’s School of Architecture and All

Student’s winning shoe design slated for production

A shoe designed by Product Design Program student Stefan Cristobal will be produced for shoe brand Android Homme in 2015 after Cristobal won the 2014 Pensole World Sneaker Championship.

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.

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