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A&AA students dominate national awards for zinc-based designs

UO Department of Product Design undergraduates won two of three possible $3,000 awards in the 2015-2016 INTERZINC Challenge, a theme-based competition which this year asked engineering and design students nationwide to design camping products made from zinc.

Tinderbox

 

New A&AA dean thinks globally, shares locally

For Christoph Lindner, the new dean of the School of Architecture and Allied Arts, "university life-research, education, teaching-connects to everything." Lindner shares his enthusiasm about making those connections at the University of Oregon and A&AA's growing global reach. He brings his own far-reaching global experience to the table as well, having most recently come from Amsterdam. Read more at AroundtheO

Christoph Lindner

 

Women’s Olympics uniforms topic of UO professor’s research

Associate Professor Susan Sokolowski published an article, “A Visual History of Women’s Olympic Uniforms (1900-2016),” in For Her on August 2.

Susan Sokolowski

 

Nike’s new tennis dress a lesson in design dos, don’ts

Nike’s new women’s tennis dress, “the Premier Slam,” premiered at Wimbledon recently — but not without some skeptical reactions from players assigned to wear the outfit. The dress “is a tiny babydoll with two big slits along each side. Just try returning a 120-mile-an-hour serve in that thing,” observed Gigi Douban, reporter for “Marketplace,” broadcast live nationally on NPR stations and available online via podcast.

Sports Product Design

 

Product Design's Erdem Selek a winner in Belgian Biennale Interieur competition

A design by Assistant Professor Erdem Selek is one of just eighteen finalists among 157 entries from twenty-nine countries in the Objects category of the 2016 Belgian Biennale Interieur competition. Some 90,000 visitors will see Selek’s work during the event October 14-23 in Kortrijk, Belgium.

“Corrugated Ruler,” by Erdem Selek

 

UO Product Design Program celebrates ribbon-cutting at 942 Olive Street, a new innovation hub in downtown Eugene

Known as as 942 Olive Street, the UO’s new downtown innovation hub will house Product Design Program maker spaces including a design studio, a computer-assisted design lab, and a polymer lab. The hub is also home to the Regional Accelerator and Innovation Network (RAIN) and the Tyler Invention Greenhouse, which aims to leverage UO expertise in green chemistry and connect entrepreneurs and product designers. UO President Michael Schill and Eugene Mayor Kitty Piercy cut the ribbon on the hub recently.

Product Design Launch Lab

 

‘Spring Storm’ returns to Lawrence Hall

Work by nearly 100 graduating senior art, digital arts, and product design students will be exhibited in Spring Storm 2016 Senior Show on Friday, May 27, from 5-8 p.m. over two floors in Lawrence Hall, 1190 Franklin Boulevard, on the UO campus. A reception for the artists will take place from 5-8 p.m. during the exhibition, which is free and open to the public.

Sam Selbie art

 

New York Design Week features work by UO product design professors

Core77 is currently featuring not one but two stories about designs that two UO Product Design Program professors are showing during New York Design Week, starting Friday, May 13, in the exhibition Furnishing Utopia. Both stories feature Studio Gorm, the design firm of Associate Professor John Arndt and Assistant Professor Wonhee Arndt.

table

 

Sports Product Design master’s program at UO in Portland approved to admit students

The Higher Education Coordinating Commission gave the final approval for a new graduate program in sports product design at their spring meeting May 12.  The Portland-based master’s program in Sports Product Design will begin fall term 2016. Prospective students have until June 1 to apply.

Sports Product Design

 

UO in Portland School of Architecture and Allied Arts announces June 2 Open House for art, design, architecture

An exhibition of art and design work by graduating students in the University of Oregon in Portland will take place from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, June 2, during the annual Open House at the White Stag Block. All are welcome to attend.

White Stag Block