University of Oregon

Department of Product Design


Job Opportunity: Android PD/ME

Hi all! We are looking for some rock star Product Design and Mechanical Engineers to join the Android group at Google. The official description is below, and please contact the recruiting manager, Art Baraan, directly (  Product Design Engineer, Android@Home - Mountain View, CA

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Student Ambassador jobs open

We are currently seeking nominations for the 2013-14 Ambassador Staff. It is important we find an elite group of students who will be outstanding representatives of the University of Oregon.

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UO-PD Student Merit Presenter – Tim Ploeger

PD Students, I just wanted to make you all aware of an event that is taking place this weekend in Long Beach, CA (April 12th & 13th). It is the IDSA Western District Conference and our very own PD – BFA student, Tim Ploeger, will be presenting in the regional student merit competition.

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PENSOLE Footwear Design- Future of Footwear Competition

PENSOLE is about to launch its second annual FUTURE of FOOTWEAR Awards. This competition is being run in partnership with the nation’s largest footwear trade show, FN PLATFORM, and largest online footwear retailer, This program and competition was created to discover, develop and reward aspiring footwear designers worldwide.

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IDSA Event - Adidas North America and Ziba

Welcome back! To kick off spring term, IDSA will be hosting another day of PDX design tours next Friday, April 12th. Our first stop will be at the Adidas North America campus. Following Adidas will be a studio tour of the design consultancy Ziba. Both tours will provide a great opportunity to connect with professional designers and learn about their design practices. Additionally, these tours will allow you to compare and contrast corporate and consultancy work settings.

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Job Opportunity: UX Design @ Opower

Hi everyone, I lead User Experience at Opower, and we're hiring an intern! We are looking for a designer with a passion for social change, experience in the PD user-centered design process, and a portfolio that includes some UI design for web and/or mobile. We have an intern slot starting now, and another one starting this summer. We're also hiring a fulltime UX or Sr. UX Designer.

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Student’s designs now for sale

Jack Koby, a freshman in the UO’s Product Design Program, developed both a new product and a business plan. His “Lace-Up Pencil Cup” is no longer a classroom sketch but a purchasable item on several design websites, including

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RPDG - Rapid Prototyping Presentation on Wednesday

PD Students, I wanted to make you aware of a guest presentation on rapid prototyping from the RPDG group. This presentation will take place tomorrow (Wed. 3/13) from 12-1pm in the Millrace 4 building (1475 Franklin Boulevard, Eugene, OR 97403). If you are interested in seeing prototypes and new rapid prototyping methods for product design then please stop by as it’s open to all students and will take place directly after the PD 430 review at noon.

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