Department of Product Design News

Building materials meet chemistry head on in technology seminar

From flip books to comic strips to YouTube videos, students in a recent 2013 architecture class got creative in fulfilling an atypical class assignment: interpret the life cycle of concrete at the molecular scale.

Project by product design student a statewide winner

Thinking he was just one in a crowd, University of Oregon undergraduate student Alexander "Zander" Eckblad figured his chances were slim when he submitted his product design project into the inaugural Oregon BEST Red List Design Challenge.

Young alumna designs accessories for Steve Madden in New York

Annah Kessler broke into the New York City fashion industry within two years of graduating from the University of Oregon’s Product Design Program. She had interned during school then was hired as a design assistant at Will® Leather Goods in Eugene upon graduating.

SCI featured in Chronicle of Higher Education

The Sustainable Cities Initiative was featured in the Chronicle of Higher Education on May 20. The story shares the UO’s innovative community engagement model with the nation's higher education community.

Two interior architecture undergraduates win first-place awards

Two UO interior architecture students won first place prizes in the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) Oregon chapter 2013 Student Day awards held May 4 in Portland.

UO students top finalists in building-products design competition

Two of the four finalists in an international design competition to foster nontoxic building products are University of Oregon students. The competition was open to both professional and student designers.

Faste receives Opportunity Grant for solo exhibitions

Product Design Program Assistant Professor Trygve Faste is recipient of a 2013 Oregon Arts Commission (OAC) Opportunity Grant to help support travel to and shipping costs for two solo exhibitions.

Entries for inflatable architecture design contest due Feb. 1

The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (JSMA) and Master Capital Management are hosting an inflatable architecture design contest inspired by the 1970s designs of an experimental architectural group and artist collective. Submissions are due February 1.

Ending ‘separate but equal’ spaces

“That one is very disorienting,” says Kyu-ho Ahn, handing a visitor eyewear designed to simulate what it’s like to have macular degeneration.

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