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Creativity, community, inspiration connect graduates, alumni, faculty at commencement June 19

Amanda Kibbel planned to study engineering at Oregon State University or the University of Washington until, on a whim, she toured the University of Oregon. “When I visited the Product Design Department at UO and saw what the students were creating and how it was a great blend of math, art, and sustainable design,” she said, “I knew instantly that that was what I wanted to study.” 

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Product design major wins Spring Storm Dean’s Award

The Departments of Art and Product Design have named product design undergraduate Jerimiah Robey winner of the 2017 Spring Storm Dean’s Award. Jurors Award winners were Han Cao (art), Josie Christensen (art and technology), Michelle Ferguson (art), Luna Sansone (art), and Will Hart (art).

YES, HARDER, 2017, by Jerimiah Robey

 

Two UO design teams named among Top Ten at New York design show

Two designs by UO teams were among the Top Ten products and installations at WantedDesign 2017 in New York as selected by Dezeen. Studio Gorm—the design office of Assistant Professor Wonhee Jeong-Arndt and Associate Professor John Arndt of the UO’s Department of Product Design—won the 2017 American Design Honors earlier this year.

John Arndt and Wonhee Jeong-Arndt

 

Fifth annual Spring Storm showcases art by A&AA seniors

Spring Storm 2017 Senior Show, the fifth annual exhibition of work by graduating seniors in art, art and technology, and product design, will take place one evening only, Friday June 2, from 4 to 7 p.m. throughout Lawrence Hall. The exhibition is free and open to the public.

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Be part of the annual day of giving—#DucksGive!

The School of Architecture and Allied Arts joins all of UO in the annual campus-wide fundraising campaign. With your #DucksGive contribution to A&AA, you help us unlock another $135,000 in support! 

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Heads of Schools announced for new College of Design

Liska Chan, Laura Vandenburgh, and Rich Margerum will lead, respectively, the School of Architecture & Environment, the School of Art + Design, and the School of Planning, Public Policy and Management when the College of Design launches July 1.

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Baseball uniforms: new-school design challenges old-school tradition

UO Sports Product Design Program student Irving Perez has one of the best ideas since night baseball: new uniforms for baseball players. Except for newer fabrics, professional players’ uniforms have hardly changed since the mid-1800s. That look — buttoned shirts and belted trousers akin to jodhpurs — seems unlikely to change anytime soon because players like the tradition.

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Design students partner with prisoners to make better residence hall furniture

What would inspire 15 University of Oregon seniors to stay the night in the freshman residence at Bean Hall? Ultimately, to help 600 freshmen each year have a better living experience. But to get there, the seniors — in the Product Design 484 “Compact Living” studio — spent a night in the residence hall to generate ideas for the state prison system, whose inmates have built UO residence hall furniture for two decades.

Zihan Wang beside the bunk bed in his group's residence hall room design

 

Provost announces approval of new College of Design

We are excited to share the news that the University of Oregon School of Architecture and Allied Arts' proposal to become the College of Design has been approved following review by the Office of the Provost and the University Senate. The renaming will take effect on July 1, 2017.

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Product Design department to host regional design conference in Portland

The UO Department of Product Design will host the 2017 Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) West District Design Conference April 23-24. This year’s theme is “DESIGN: HYBRID.” Registration will continue onsite.

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