Industrial Design seniors taking Studio IV are applying problem-finding and problem-solving methods to develop innovative household products for entry in the 2010 International Housewares Association Student Design Competition. The competition requires students to 1) apply critical thinking as a tool for innovative conceptual development; 2) explore the design potential using research methods; and 3) create a product that meets objectives revealed through research analysis.
A competition around the design of bath accessories that complement a collection by DNA+, an avant-garde home design company based in New York, is the focus of Industrial Design juniors enrolled in Studio III. The project is part of an international design competition where contestants must transition a vision into a working bath accessory for daily use. Students can create products in the categories of furniture, accessories, and lighting.
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