CCS Student Part of Winning Lear Student Innovation Challenge Team
At the third annual Lear Student Innovation Challenge local college students get the opportunity to pitch their solutions for real world problems to top-level industry experts and corporate executives. This year’s winners were from Team Notio, which was comprised of Ibro Chundusu, College for Creative Studies; Shaily Fozdar, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; and Joe Iaquinta, Macomb Community College.
CCS and Detroit Mercy Students Create Assistive Technology Devices
Students from Detroit Mercy’s College of Health Professions and Engineering & Science joined forces with the College for Creative Studies (CCS) Product Design students this year to develop assistive technology devices that improve the quality of life for veterans with disabilities and work conditions for plant employees. Student teams will unveil their devices on Wednesday, April 17, from 4-6 p.m. at the John D. Dingell VA Medical Center in Detroit.
CCS Takes Center Stage at GM’s ‘Be The Spark’
General Motors recently threw 'Be The Spark — Women Inspiring Innovation,' an event highlighting women in design. Five Detroit designers, including CCS alumna Veronika Scott and chair of Fashion Accessories Design Aki Choklat, spoke on values in design and the challenges of innovation at the GM Tech Center Design Dome in Warren in celebration of Women’s History Month.
Alumna-Designed EMPWR Coat Featured on Tuvie
Product Design alumna Veronika Scott was first inspired to start The Empowerment Plan during her senior year at CCS when she was challenged to create a product to fill an actual need in her community. Out of that came the EMPWR coat, which has gone through several iterations of design, the current one featured on Tuvie, a website dedicated to sharing the best in concept and design.
Product Design & MFA Integrated Design Chairs serve as advisors for Ministry of Education scholarship
Vincenzo Iavicoli, Professor and Chair of Product Design and Maria Luisa Rossi, MFA Chair of Integrated Design, were invited to serve as advisors in the Ministry of Education Scholarship Program for Overseas Study in Arts and Design (SPOSAD).