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Instructor Info:Donna Cohn
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Catherine Coupe
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Aaron Cantrell
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Robert Cann
Jacob Horsey
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Emily Ryan
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TA Info:Allxie Cleary
Term: 2013S
Meeting Info: Monday Wednesday
10:30 AM - 11:50 AM Lemelson Center for Design SHOP
10:30 AM - 11:50 AM Lemelson Center for Design SHOP
Monday Wednesday
10:30 AM - 11:50 AM Lemelson Center for Design CLASS
10:30 AM - 11:50 AM Lemelson Center for Design CLASS

Students, faculty and alums will collaborate to bring promising design work, which benefits people living in poverty, to a place where it can reach its intended audience on a wider scale. For Spring 2013, we will expand on the work done by previous students in designing and evaluating a portable gynecological exam table for use by health care workers in rural El Salvador. The semester's work will include outreach and market research, refinement of design details as well as research, planning and pre-manufacturing for a first production run. In addition to regular class meetings, there will be an optional companion lab in SolidWorks that will meet 2 evenings a week. We will include students with a cross section of skills and academic interests.

Additional Info:

The SolidWorks component of this class is not required, but if you choose to do it, you should commit to putting signiificant time and effort.

Jake Horsey will teach the class Wednesday evenings from 6:00 - 9:30 in the Cole Science Building, 3rd floor open computer lab.  We strongly suggest that students also meet without Jake, Monday evenings 6 -8, to go through tutorials and smaller projects on your own. 


For the sake of transparency for all involved - this class has been funded by a grant from the Roddenberry Foundation.

1)   Prototype Actualization Class. This class will be offered once a year. An applied design faculty will co-teach with an “innovator-in-residence” (alum or industry expert). The goal of the class will be to refine an existing prototype and have it ready for manufacture by the end of the semester.


Build and secure Applied Design programming in IA

Support actualization work, specifically getting existing projects to the next level of development

Create a mechanism for bringing in alums and non-academic professionals to mentor and teach (and get paid for it)

We have a course budget of $5000, which can go for materials, conferences and other things you might propose.