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Department of Product Design

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Product Design students win first place at Colligan User Interface Design Challenge

In the second annual Colligan User Interface Design Challenge three Product Design majors in the team WOMO, Chase Holenstein, Blake Hampton and Andrew Watson, won first place at the UO Ford Alumni Center on Thursday night.  Team WOMO beat out 38 other teams in a four-month long challenge with their mobile water consumption app.  To find out more about team WOMO and the Colligan Challenge, read the UO Research article.

Team WOMO at the Colligan Challenge

 

Trygve Faste featured in Artsy Editorial post

The latest Artsy Editorial post highlights works by Trygve Faste.  The post was published last month and shows some of his latest gallery works.  Artsy is a large, online publication with numerous online viewers, including the 125K Artsy Twitter followers.  The Editorial post is also available on our Artsy gallery profile page, Trygve Faste's artist page, and the pages of all artworks included.

Trygve Faste featured in Artsy Editorial post

 

John Arndt and Wonhee Jeong Arndt awarded IDEA Grant

John and Wonhee Arndt, professors in the Product Design Program, were recognized this year with the University of Oregon's Idea Grant. The Idea Grant is awarded by the Office for Research, Innovation and Graduate Education for research exploring the boundaries of one's field as it relates to another field. Product design and microbiology are united in their Office Oasis project, where the ecosystem of the built environment is enhanced by nature.

Hanging VOC Remediation Planter

 

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.

Cole, Ally, Matt

 

Tinker Hatfield Design a Shoe Workshop Video

The Tinker Hadfield Design a Shoe Workshop video is now up on the Architecture and Allied Arts YouTube channel.  You can view the full video below.  

Video screenshot

 

Trygve Faste and Jessica Swanson featured in Sight Unseen article

Two Product Design program instructors, Trygve Faste and Jessica Swanson, were featured in an article on Sight Unseen, an online magazine focusing on design, art, fashion, and photography.  Read the article by Rita Clare for the complete story on Trygve Faste and Jessica Swanson.  

Sight Unseen Eye Candy article image

 

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 States.

Epic Challenges class

 

Product Design Student lands internship with the Amazon Concept Lab

Claire Sakaguchi, a Product Design major, competed with her team IRIS in the 2013 Colligan User Interface Design Challenge.  Her team earned a second place in the competition, but Sakaguchi earned much more – an internship with the Amazon Concept Lab, one of the most desireable tech firm internships available.  To find out more about Sakaguchi and her experiences participating in the Colligan Challenge,

Sakaguchi at the Colligan Challenge

 

Majors Fair showcases all A&AA offerings

The annual A&AA Majors Fair is scheduled this year for Thursday, October 23, from 4-6 p.m. in Lawrence Hall. The event offers a relaxed atmosphere where all undecided, “redeciding” and exploring students can speak personally with faculty members, professional advisers, and student representatives from A&AA.

majors fair

 

A&AA celebrates its 100th anniversary

Join the celebration with a 100th Birthday party on Friday, October 17 at 1:00 p.m. at the south entrance of Lawrence Hall.  There will be a birthday cake and all-school photo shoot. Be a part of the historic moment. Then, spend the afternoon in Lawrence Hall during the open house to visit the special exhibitions in the A&AA Library, LaVerne Krause Gallery, classrooms, and studios. See work by architecture, art, product design, landscape architecture, planning, public policy and management, and historic preservation on the second floor of Lawrence Hall.

100th Birthday