Vibe was a cross-disciplinary team in the InnovationSpace program at ASU.
"InnovationSpace is an entrepreneurial joint venture among the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering and W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. The goal of the transdisciplinary education and research lab is to teach students how to develop products that create market value while serving real societal needs and minimizing impacts on the environment. Put simply, the program seeks to engage students to create products that are progressive, possible and profitable. At the same time, they must have a meaningful impact on the daily lives of ordinary people."
Over the course of one academic year, each team is working for a company client. My team was specifically working with ASU non-profit organization The Center for Nanotechnology in Society.
The first semester was spent getting to know the work of CNS while also exploring the details within the social awareness issue they presented. CNS had us addressing issues in newborn safety, specifically related to newborn cases of SIDS. From there, we developed numerous product proposals in the product category. Please see some of my personal sketch proposals below.
With input from CNS representatives, professors, community members, as well as other students, we evaluated all of the product proposals to then present and pitch three remaining concepts at the end of the first semester.
For the second semester of the project, we then worked on the final product concept that was selected by our client. Upon completion, our team introduced a new product concept to help increase newborn safety in the home: Pace.
*Video and print media created by David Kreie, a member of the Vibe team. Click here for more of David's work.
More project material available on Pace by request.