Wildlife Conservation Design Jam

Wildlife Conservation: Design Jam Recap

On February 29, the Design Lab at NYU MakerSpace hosted the Wildlife and Conservation Design Jam in partnership with Zooterra! This was a part of our Sustainability theme at the MakerSpace in addition to the Design Week. Students became aware of current wildlife challenges that those working on conservation efforts are experiencing with a lack of funding and interest from younger age groups. Students used Zooterra ’s current platform and ideated ways to increase gamification…

Urgent COVID-19 Design Challenge

We reach out to you today with an urgent invitation to take part in the Code Life Ventilator challenge. The initiative aims at finding a solution to the current COVID-19 pandemic by designing ventilators that can serve the patients who need respiratory support. This challenge is open to everybody. The Code Life Ventilator Challenge is launched by the Montreal General Hospital Foundation and the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) and powered…

Announcing the Spring 2020 Prototyping Fund Awardees – Phase 1 and Phase 2

On Tuesday, February 18th awardees of the Prototyping Fund gathered at the Tandon MakerSpace to review prototyping methods and meet each other. Over the next 2 months, the cohort will build different types of prototypes – some may be physical form, others “work-like” or “look-like.” Regardless of the type, all participants will use prototyping as an iterative process to fail safely, get user feedback, and test their assumptions.  Since 2013 the NYU Prototyping Fund, a collaboration between…
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