November 29th, 2018

// Discover new one-handed convenience products!

Discover new one-handed convenience products!

Student Teams Design and Market Brand New Products that can be Used With One Hand

for the Fall 2018 Integrated Product Development Trade Show

Ann Arbor, Michigan – November 28, 2018 – The University of Michigan Tauber Institute for Global Operations presents the Fall 2018 Integrated Product Development Trade Show, featuring innovative products created by business, engineering, information, and design students.

Event:  Fall 2018 Integrated Product Development Trade Show

When:  Wednesday, December 5, 6:30-8:30 pm

Where:  U-M Tauber Colloquium, 701 Tappan, Ann Arbor, MI

Who:  Free and Open to the Public

Taught jointly by faculty of the Ross School of Business and the Stamps School of Art & Design, the annual Integrated Product Design course challenges six cross-disciplinary student teams from the College of Engineering, Ross School of Business, Stamps School of Art & Design, and School of Information to design, build, and market a brand new product, and then to face free market competition through the IPD Trade Show.

The IPD challenge: Design and produce a product or tool to be used with one hand, that enables people to perform routine daily tasks that otherwise would require two hands.

In addition, the product enables performance of a routine daily life task by a person with only one hand available to use it. Performance should at minimum match the quality, speed and ease of task performance using a standard two-handed method, with or without an enabling tool or device.

The contexts of use include home, leisure, school or work settings and associated activities. The use case should be widely applicable and be profitable at a consumer cost of less than $200.

Members of the University of Michigan community and the general public are invited to meet the student design teams, test out prototypes of their new technologies, and vote for the “best of the best” at the Fall 2018 Integrated Product Development Trade Show, December 5 at the Tauber Colloquium in the Ross School of Business in Ann Arbor, MI.

 

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