Kanbar Selects

Selections of Capstone and Industry-Sponsored projects from
the Kanbar College of Design, Engineering and Commerce

Georgia Pacific Packaging Project

Robert Altobelli, Thomas Attamante, Devin Bachurski, Ayman Barakat, Carolina Barbosa, David Cohen, Vicki Ewing, Kristine Garcia, Bilal Khan, Samantha Kibler, Amberlee Lazowicki, Michael Leonard, Nicholas Nawa, Brian Palladino, Claudia Papola, Parth Partel, Claire Reardon, Samantha Riabko, Keisha Rigby, Thanh Tran, Nicole Tuite, Jacob Williams, Victoria Wischerth

Business, Engineering, Graphic Design Communication, Industrial Design

A semester-long interdisciplinary collaboration among Business, Engineering, Graphic Design Communication, and Industrial Design students in which they were challenged by Georgia Pacific—a leading manufacturer of corrugated packaging—to explore a new-to-the-industry e-commerce package/shipping experience that delivers a product from an e-tailer to the consumer. Georgia Pacific was looking for something that: delights their customers; serves as a marketing vehicle; adds functionality; is easy and convenient to open; is unique and innovative; focuses on creating secondary packaging; is sustainable or recyclable; and potentially reduces cost. Students were divided into four teams to develop concepts, build prototypes and ultimately present their ideas to Georgia Pacific.