MID Students to Compete in Fox Design Challenge

Cross-posted from UArts News. We’ll follow up shortly with a reflection on our experience:

Graduate students in the Master of Industrial Design (MID) program at the University of the Arts will compete in the Fox Design Challenge, set to take place February 15 – 19. The annual student competition is organized by the Center for Design+Innovation (cD+i) at Temple University’s Fox School of Business in collaboration with UArts and Philadelphia University (PhilaU).

Assistant Professor and MID program head Jeremy Beaudry serves as a facilitator for the Challenge with faculty members from Fox and PhilaU. An innovative idea competition that combines the best of the quantitative world of business with the qualitative world of design, 120 students from the three universities and Philadelphia high schools will compete – the largest number since starting the Challenge.

Based on the theme “Broad Access,” the 2013 Fox Design Challenge is focused on Philadelphia’s urban fabric and the Broad Street corridor. Student teams interview local civic, business and community leaders, research areas of interest, identify problems and opportunities, and work with cD+i to design meaningful solutions that are environmentally responsible, economically sustainable and humanly satisfying. The ideas developed by the teams will be implemented and commercialized through Temple’s Urban Apps & Maps Studio.

February 15, 4 – 6:30 p.m.

Challenge Kick-Off and Information Roundtables
Networking Reception

February 16 – 18
Guided group tours and individual fieldwork and research

February 19, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
All-Day Challenge
Awards Ceremony immediately following the competition

This entry was posted on Monday, February 18th, 2013 at 8:20 pm.