Design Lab

Design Lab @ NYU Tandon MakerSpace

Intersection between innovation, design, and technology in Brooklyn

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The Design Lab is The MakerSpace programming arm. It provides NYU students with opportunities to ideate, experiment, prototype, and build their ideas. It cultivates collaboration, nurtures students' creative confidence and encourages collaboration and connects them with other parts of the NYU Innovation and Entrepreneurship ecosystem. The Design Lab at NYU Tandon MakerSpace fosters a community of creative technologists, critical thinkers, and social innovators.

The Design Lab is managed by 2 graduate students, the Design Lab Coordinators, who are trained in design thinking and work with Anne-Laure Fayard, Associate Professor of Technology Management and Innovation, Faculty Advisor to the MakerSpace; Victoria Bill, MakerSpace Senior Manager; and Christina Lafontaine, MakerSpace Design Specialist.

If you have an idea for a new project, if you want to learn more about design thinking or prototyping, check our programming and / or contact our staff at

If you are a student club leader, talk to us to reserve the space for events.


Take a journey from framing problems to ideating and rapid prototyping ideas


Funding opportunities, connections with projects and competition, industry partnerships

icons-09Learn the tools to create rapid prototypes to test your ideas with users and investors


Office hours where you can talk with experts along with our weekly user testing



Attend our events and workshops with other like-minded students and members of the NYC community