University of Michigan’s Art & Design, Business, Engineering, and School of Information students are gearing up for the Integrated Product Development (IPD) Trade Show! Members of our community will gather to view and make purchase decisions from the “best of the best” of their work over the past semester in this interdisciplinary course.
IPD is an experiential, cross-disciplinary course that puts teams of students from Art & Design, Business, Engineering, and Information in a competitive product development environment. This innovative course has been featured on CNN and written in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Businessweek. The course is hosted by the Tauber Institute for Global Operations and is taught jointly by faculty members Eric Svaan of the Stephen M. Ross School of Business and Stephanie Tharp from the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design.
The Problem Statement: to design and produce a tangible product that lowers barriers to participation in outdoor activities by persons who have lost functional use of one or more limbs.
See the actual products and test them out. Then cast your vote! Network, have fun, and meet up with friends, old and new!
Parking is via street meter, or public parking is available in the Hill Street Structure Parking Garage.
The event is free and open to the public.