Iron Lion Design Challenge III


The Iron Lion Design Challenge III took place in June 2010. This year, students from 4 universities collaborated on 5 design projects in the weeklong event. Projects included a ridable hovercraft, self-propelled walker, and a next-generation audio experience.

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NSF Career Award

Prof. Matt Parkinson received the National Science Foundation’s award for early career development. His proposal, Foundations for Designing for Human Variability, will be funded from 2009-2014. This work will enable the improved design of products, tasks, and environments, making them more accessible, accommodating, and effective for populations that are increasingly diverse.

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SMART Scholarship

Chris Garneau, an OPEN Design Lab member, was awarded a SMART Scholarship for his Ph.D. research and will be working with the Army Research Lab as part of the scholarship. Learn more about the SMART program here.

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Episode 1: “Experiments” is now available on YouTube

Episode 1: “Experiments” is now available on YouTube as part of a new video series on the fundamentals of designing for human variability. In addition to this series, the new Open Design Lab YouTube channel will feature Open Lab authors presenting select publications from our archives. Check back often for updates! View the video here: […]

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