CDes events this week -- May 2, 2011

Events

Product Development Open House
Tuesday, May 3, 2011, 3:30 pm, 322 McNeal Hall
Apparel Design and Retail Merchandising seniors will display their product development projects in an Open House on Tuesday, May 3, 2011. The projects were developed by students in ADES 4215 for Target Corporate.

Sixth Annual Light Fair
Wednesday, May 4, 2011, 11 am, 233 McNeal Hall
Students from the Department of Design, Housing, and Apparel IDES 2613 - Lighting Design course will present their work in the Sixth Annual Light Fair. Students invite guests to "come see how we turn your dream automobile into a light."

Interior Design Senior Thesis Exhibit
Wednesday, May 4, 2011, 4 pm, 233 McNeal Hall
Interior Design students will present their Evidence-Based Design solutions for the new Rising Cedar Health and Wellness Center. The Center will provide 40 residential units that are staffed for supportive services 24 hours a day for residents with serious and persistent mental illnesses.

Toy Product Design PLAYsentations
Wednesday, May 4, 2011, 8pm, 100 Rapson Hall
Student teams will be presenting and demonstrating four new toy concepts that they designed and prototyped this semester in Toy Product Design.

Functional Clothing Design Exhibition
Thursday, May 5, 2011, 10am, McNeal Hall 2nd floor atrium (outside room 240)
Join ADES 3224 - Functional Clothing Design for their final design exhibition and brunch on Thursday, May 5, 2011 in McNeal Hall outside room 240. The exhibition will feature projects on protective apparel for disaster relief workers and thermal design for Nike athletes.

Exhibitions

Goldstein Museum of Design: GMD Gallery (McNeal Hall)

Smart House, Livable Community, Your Future
through May 22, 2011
Where do you want to live when you grow older? For many people the answer is "at home." This exhibition explores the housing trend of aging in place by developing products and adaptive technologies that allow people to stay in their homes. Curated by Marilyn Bruin (Housing Studies) and graduate student Jodene Riha. Made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Questions? Contact Laura Walton at 612-626-6385 or lwalton@umn.edu.

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