DL1 News

Friday, December 19th, 2014

Prototype Rube Goldberg machine by Design Labs consulting staff

This past Wednesday, the Design Labs consulting staff gathered to celebrate the end of the semester. While we visited, we built a prototype of a Rube Goldberg machine using materials and recycled projects from around the room. The construction was led by Design Lab 1 consultant Seungeun Yeon, who has extensive experience designing and building…

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Monday, October 20th, 2014

Design Lab 3 mid-semester roundup

Our new consultants, some of whom work exclusively in Design Lab 3, have been writing down thoughtful observations since their first days working for us. In addition, the consultants are helping to shape the culture of Design Lab 3, which is only in its second year of existence. Currently, four courses meet in Design Lab…

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Friday, October 17th, 2014

Design Lab 1 mid-semester roundup

Courses are well underway in Design Lab 1, and at this point the room is buzzing with students solving problems creatively and collaboratively. There are currently three courses (Hands-On Robotics, Designing Web Interfaces, and Interactive Media Design) and three special interest groups (Electronic Lunch, Michigan Animation Club, and Derivative TouchDesigner enthusiasts) that meet in Design…

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Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

Learning Space Research

Design Lab 1 has been a “sandbox”, an “experimental classroom”, a “makerspace”, a “connected learning environment”; but mostly, it has been evolving – for over a decade. In recent years, we have maintained an ongoing mixed-method study of the people who use the lab and the activities taking place. Beginning Fall 2014, we are also…

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Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

Welcome, new Design Lab consultants!

We are pleased to announce that we have hired several new people this semester to work as Design Lab Consultants. As always, we have hired a diverse group of students that will help shape the culture of the Design Labs in the coming year. Please welcome: Raj Brueggemann (Art & Design, Business Administration) Peter Littlejohn…

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