Innovative Design Concepts Showcased at 2010 Senior Design Show

Senior design students showcased their creative and innovative work at the 2010 Senior Design Show in The Gallagher Center Bucky Harris Gymnasium May 12 through 16. The Senior Design Show included student work from all design disciplines: architecture, digital animation, digital design, graphic design communication, industrial design, interior design, fashion design, textile design, landscape architecture, and the master’s programs in digital design and sustainable design.

On display were such innovations as new, architectural-design concepts for facilities that catered to children with autism, new packaging design for products on the market, office furniture for the workplace of the future, award-winning textiles, breathtaking fashion garments, and creative digital design and animation projects, to name a few.

Several awards were presented to students during a reception May 14 for excellence in the School of Design and Media.

Writing awards were presented to graphic design communication graduate Brittany Bigley and sophomore industrial design major Kirsten Mathus.

A series of Maurice Kanbar ’52 Excellence in Design Awards were presented to students in the School of Design and Media.

In the Graphic Design Communication Program, Andrew Moughalian received a design merit award for his Breathe Packaging; Michael DeRojas received a design merit award for his Urban Fairytale; Alexandra Bisono received a design merit award for her textbook system design; Shannon Welsh received a design merit award for her “Know Your Rights” project; and Brittany Bigley received a design merit award for her “Know Your Rights” project.

Top five portfolios were awarded to students in the Graphic Design Communication Program. Top prize went to Emily Zuwiala, second place to John Pugh, third place to Steve Rennekamp, fourth place to Brittany Kaplan and fifth place to Kathryn Chase-Levin.

In the Industrial Design Program, a gold prize was awarded to Ryan Flynn for his capstone project entitled “Vessel,” a product to eliminate blood specimen mislabeling in hospitals. The device manages the blood-specimen collection process by containing the specimen tubes throughout the sampling and analysis process.

The silver award was presented to Alex Undi and Geoff Quinter, for their “Workplace of the Future” concept, “Volley,” which is a space-saving desk system that integrates technology in the workplace. The system can be configured to support four typical work modes in a learning environment. It integrates features that support the needs and lifestyles of students.

The bronze award was presented to Seton Spadt and Jeff Steel for their evolutionary and innovative “new generation firefighter turnout jacket.” A series of new features in the firefighter jacket make credible improvements to this product category.

For a photo gallery from this year’s Design Show, click here.

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