MID Students to Compete in 2014 Fox DesignChallenge

UArts partners with Center for Design+Innovation at Temple's Fox School of Business to present annual competition

February 6, 2014

Graduate students in the Master of Industrial Design (MID) program at the University of the Arts will compete in the 2014 Fox DesignChallenge, set to take place February 14 – 18. This annual student competition is organized by the Center for Design+Innovation at Temple University's Fox School of Business in collaboration with UArts Assistant Professor Jeremy Beaudry, head of the MID program. This year’s partners also include the Philadelphia Mayor's Office of New Urban Mechanics and Keep Philadelphia Beautiful.

Based on the theme "Talking Trash," the 2014 Fox DesignChallenge asked students to explore the various causes and types of litter in Philadelphia and how the "waste" problem is handled in the City and to propose innovative and creative solutions that the Mayor's Office of New Urban Mechanics and Keep Philadelphia Beautiful could potentially work to pilot in targeted neighborhoods.

Each year, more than 100 students from UArts, Temple, other collaborating universities and select Philadelphia high schools participate in the Fox DesignChallenge to transform great ideas into actions. This annual civic innovation competition brings together a diverse mix of students who collaborate across disciplines to create solutions to today's most challenging urban issues.

Schedule
February 14, 2 – 4:30 p.m.
Challenge Kick-Off and Information Roundtables
Alter Hall, Temple University

February 15 – 17
Field Research Tours of Philadelphia

February 17
Independent Research

February 18, 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
All-Day Competition and Awards Ceremony & Reception
Kimmel Center, Hamilton Gardens

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