The University of Utah
College of Architecture + Planning

Design Review Week

Design Review Week

It’s Design Review Week Fall 2015, and students of the Multi-disciplinary Design program will present their projects developed throughout the fall semester.  Below is a brief schedule overview:

DES 3600-002:  Monday, November 30MDD_reviews_F15
Beginning Design Play Projects
9:00 am to Noon at the Bailey Gallery

DES 3600-001: Tuesday, December 1
Beginning Design Play Projects
9:00 am to Noon at the Bailey Gallery

D2 Adaptive Studio:  Wednesday, December 2
Adaptive Solutions for Skiing and Kayaking
2:00 pm to 5:00 pm at the Bailey Gallery

DES 4010:  Thursday, December 3
Public-Facing Designs for the U.S. Forest Service
2:00 pm to 5:00 pm at the Bailey Gallery

D1 Camp Studio:  Friday, December 4
Solutions in Outdoor Gear and Recreation
2:00 pm to 6:00 pm at the Bailey Gallery

Below is a summary of projects:

DES 4010: Focusing on the US Forest Service’s five-year strategic plan, the Design Minor capstone students have identified particular opportunities for design intervention within the USFS’s larger set of objectives. Through research and development, they have designed solutions addressing issues such as flood security and monitoring products, public transportation accessibility, invasive species awareness, and soil-reclamation products derived from forest thinning operations.

DES 3610 (D1): The CAMP Studio explores the design of outdoor products while considering human needs in the areas of Shelter, Food, Water, Transportation, Storage, and Safety. Following an onsite camping experience in Canyonlands Utah, students identified opportunities through a systematic and rigorous research phase. Following that, students then developed a set of tangible products and solutions. Projects will address brand, business, environmental, and manufacturing considerations.

DES 4610 (D2): In partnership with the University of Utah Health Care’s Spinal Cord Injury Program and the Therapeutic Recreation and Independent Lifestyles program (TRAILS), the 4610 studio has investigated and developed design solutions for the adaptive sport equipment industry, specifically for kayak and ski sports. By focusing on “points of access” — the last step between a user and a technology, service, system, or product, as well as actual or perceived barriers to the desired user experience — our students developed their designs with direct feedback from spinal cord injury athletes and facilitators.

NOTE:  The Bailey Gallery is located in the College of Architecture + Planning building at 375 South 1530 East, University of Utah Campus.