Meet the Fall 2021 Prototyping Fund Cohort!

The NYU Prototyping Fund is a collaborative program offered by the Design Lab @ NYU Tandon MakerSpace, the Technology Management and Innovation Department, and New York City Future Manufacturing Collective (NYC-FMC), that awards teams of students up to $500 in the first round of funding and up to $2,000 in the second to be used to build hardware or software prototypes, and connects them with the resources, tools, and mentors they need to bring their…

2021 Design Week: Designing Waste Out Recap

The Design Lab at the NYU MakerSpace recently held its Design Week, a week of events focused on a critical aspect of design. For the second year in a row, the team decided to focus on sustainability. Design Week 2021: Designing Waste Out was all about taking action and reducing waste. All of this year’s events were virtual and the week was packed with talks, workshops, and a panel. NYU students working on sustainability focused…

NYU MakerSpace Holds Virtual Workshop on DIY Face Masks

During the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, while we are advised to stay at home and practice social distancing, on the occasion where going into public is inevitable, wearing a face mask in public spaces is the best way to protect oneself and others. Given the current shortage in medical face masks and the priority that first-line medical responders should receive any PPE supply, it can be difficult to obtain a face mask for a regular person.…

Fall 2019 Prototyping fund

The Design lab at MakerSpace hosted the awardees of the Prototyping Fund to review various methods and tools for prototyping on October 4th. Participants were encouraged to use prototyping as a tool to answer a question at hand. Using this notion, over the span of the semester, participants will treat prototypes as “questions embodied” and translate their vision into something that can be used to collect feedback from users. The teams were advised by the…
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