HOW NEAT STUFF GETS MADE—HIGH SCHOOL
INDUSTRIAL DESIGN SUMMER CAMP
OFFERED AT UH COLLEGE OF ARCHITECTURE
Cool-looking iPods. Functional shopping carts. The box that keeps
your chicken nuggets hot. Before they got to you, they started with
an industrial designer. Now, the University of Houston Gerald D.
Hines College of Architecture, together with Wonderworks, is sharing
its expertise with high school students in a five-week, intense
summer program called In Good Shape.
“The idea is to introduce high school students to industrial
design and explore how products are designed,” said David
Tsai, visiting assistant professor and industrial designer. “This
is the first time this has been offered to high school students
in Houston, and I’m really excited to see what this next generation
of designers will create.”
Tsai will lead the summer workshop with Steven Umbach, of Umbach
Consulting Group, which does new product development and design
strategy. Umbach is also a lecturer in the UH industrial design
In Good Shape is open to Houston-area students in grades 10, 11,
12 and college students. Scholarships are available for those students
who demonstrate financial need. For more information on the In Good
Shape Industrial and Product Design Workshop, call 713-301-4882
The UH Industrial Design Program at the Gerald D. Hines College
of Architecture is the only such program in the surrounding four-state
region. The program began in 2003 and focuses on the design of products
for mass production.
“In Good Shape will use slide-illustrated lectures, case
studies and studio projects to give students a direct experience
and understanding of what design is and what it entails,”
Wonderworks is a non-profit organization that provides high school
students in the Houston area pre-college learning experiences in
fine arts, literature and media. By exploring challenging subject
matter and techniques in a college setting with college-level instructors,
students acquire skills, information, outlooks and connections that
significantly expand their cultural and artistic horizons.
For more information on the UH Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture,
For more information on Wonderworks, visit www.wonderworkshouston.org.
||In Good Shape Industrial and Product
||June 19 – July 20
||UH Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture
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||UH Industrial Design Program at
the College of Architecture
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