Watercraft Triathlon Challenges Industrial Design Sophomores

May 13th, 2010 by CCAD News
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Team Gundlach at the 2010 'cardboard regatta'

The traditional end of Industrial Design’s sophomore studio course is the Dean’s Cup Design Challenge, which pits teams from Tom Williamson’s class against Joel Gundlach’s class to build three boats in three hours out of cardboard, duct tape, PVCĀ pipe and plastic sheeting. Students have one week to develop conceptual ideas utilizing sketching and scale models before competing on the water in three timed events featuring one-, two- and three-person boats. Race day efforts are dedicated to constructing, testing and competing for the Cardboard Regatta trophy, which was claimed by Team Gundlach in the sixth annual event on May 8.

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One Response to “Watercraft Triathlon Challenges Industrial Design Sophomores”

  1. Kyle Ruiz says:

    This challenge reminds of something out of those salvage parts challenge shows. Where you are timed to take used parts and build some sort of craft and compete with others. I’m a watercraft and jet ski hobbyist myself so I really enjoy these sort of things.