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The World Sneaker Championship final presentation day is this Friday

This Friday in Portland is the final presentation day of the World Sneaker Championship at Pensole.  It featurs 30 hand-selected design students from 16 different countries around the world, including a recent 2014 Product Design graduate, Stefán Cristobal, the only member from Oregon that is participating.  The World Sneaker Championship will be a featured story on Sports Illustrated next week.

The World Sneaker Championship

 

Oregon Public Broadcasting features Product Design professor

Oregon Public Broadcasting featured Product Design Program Assistant Professor Trygve Faste on Saturday’s OPB "State of Wonder" radio program. Faste spoke with host April Baer about the intersection of studio art and design. Faste’s comments on OPB previewed a speech he’ll deliver this week at the international Industrial Designers Society of America conference in Austin, Texas.

<p>Oregon Public Broadcasting featured Product Design Program Assistant Professor Trygve Faste on Saturday&rsquo;s OPB &quot;State of Wonder&quot; radio program. Faste spoke with host April Baer about the intersection of studio art and design. Faste&rsquo;s comments on OPB previewed a speech he&rsquo;ll deliver this week at the international Industrial Designers Society of America conference in Austin, Texas.</p> <p>&ldquo;Art and design share so much in common,&rdquo; Faste told Baer. &ldquo;That interest

 

Assistant Professor Trygve Faste talks about art & design on OPB tomorrow at noon

Tune in to OPB's, "State of Wonder" show tomorrow, August 9th, at noon and hear our own amazing Assistant Professor Trygve Faste talk about art & design. He'll be speaking on this topic next week at the international IDSA conference in Austin, TX, but it's much easier to hear him this way.

Tune in August 9th to hear Assistant Professor Trygve Faste speak

 

UO product design class takes on major public health issue

The University of Oregon Product Design students have once again been featured in the "AroundtheO" online news publication website.  The focus this time is for an engaging class which focused on condom research and testing.  Visit "AroundtheO" to read the complete story.

A Product Design student uses special goggles that simulate impared vision while inspecting condoms.

 

National bike design finalists include UO alumni

Online voting ends August 2 for The Bike Design Project, a national competition intended to develop the “next-wave urban bike.” One of the five finalist teams includes University of Oregon graduates whose “key influencers” include A&AA alumnus Tinker Hatfield of Nike, Inc.

bike design

 

UO condom research in 'Men’s Journal'

A story in the current Men’s Journal features research by a UO Product Design Program class on how to design a next-generation condom. In a classroom laboratory, the students tested seventy different condoms on twenty attributes.

condom research

 

https://aaa.uoregon.edu/news/eckblad’s-firm-among-few-chosen-rain-sponsorship

Zander Eckblad, BS ’14, materials and product studies, is among six entrepreneurs accepted into the Regional Accelerator and Innovation Network (RAIN) to work with the City of Eugene to grow innovative technology businesses. Eckblad is the founder of Black Lodge Design Lab, which is developing environmental-friendly building materials using nanocellulose. RAIN, funded by $3.75 million from the Oregon Legislature, aims to help entrepreneurs turn new technologies into businesses that will create well-paid jobs. Eckblad was an Oregon BEST Red List Design Challenge winner in 2013.

Zander Eckblad

 

Avalanche rescue helmet wins international product design award

A helmet that integrates computing elements to reduce time in avalanche search and rescue has won an international prize for Product Design Program Assistant Professor Jason O. Germany.

helmet-mounted display

 

The Core77 Design Awards jury includes UO Product Design faculty

Kiersten Muenchinger, Director & Associate Professor  of the University of Oregon Product Design Program, was a member of the inclusive and global jury for the 2014 Core77 Design Awards for the Equipment category.  The Core77 Design Awards featured 17 different entry categories, with entries from around the world.  Entries spanned mulitple areas, including neonatal items and barcode scanners.  To view the full list of submissions in the Equipment category, visit the Core77 Design Awards page.

Kiersten Muenchinger

 

UO senior chosen for NCIIA program

A University of Oregon product design student has been selected as one of sixty-six university students nationwide to become University Innovation Fellows for Epicenter, a program collaborated through Stanford University and The National Center for Engineering Pathways to Innovation. Claire Sakaguchi, a senior at UO pursuing a major in product design and a minor in business, will learn the fundamentals of entrepreneurial strategies during her participation with Epicenter. She is the first UO student to be admitted to the program.

group photo