FUTURES DESIGN LAB

Multiple student projects developed within this track have been selected for exhibition at Ars Electronica (Linz, Austria) either on location or online

FUTURES DESIGN LAB is a project-based sequence I direct within my ‘Physical Computing II’ courses (since 2007), in which students respond individually and collectively to the Ars Electronica NEXT IDEA call for design-art proposals that address “three themes of key importance to humankind’s future: energy, mobility and access.” Under my direction, students spend 5-6 weeks collaboratively designing ideas and refining the style and content for their video proposals.

Sole Power…autonomous energy generation (2013)
Ruben Olguin (graduate student) and Chris Clavio (undergrad), collaborated on this new design for an energy-collecting shoe to charge mobile devices. Recently featured online at the Ars Electronica NEXT IDEA.