The University of Michigan Tauber Institute for Global Operations presents the 2018 Integrated Product Development Trade Show, featuring innovative products created by business, engineering, information, and design students.
Event: 2018 Integrated Product Development Trade Show
When: Wednesday, April 4, 6:30-8:30 pm
Where: U-M STAMPS Gallery, 201 Division St., Ann Arbor, MI
Who: Free and Open to the Public
Taught jointly by faculty of the Ross School of Business and the Stamps School of Art & Design, the annual Integrated Product Design course challenges seven cross-disciplinary student teams from the College of Engineering, Ross School of Business, Stamps School of Art & Design, and School of Information to design, build, and market a brand new product, and then to face free market competition through the IPD Trade Show.
The current IPD challenge: Design a product suitable for use by senior adults, incorporating the use of active technology, to improve health maintenance and outcomes.
In addition, the student-designed products must function reliably to meet design specifications; target senior adults living outside institutional care facilities; demonstrate a distinct competitive advantage over any similar products currently in existence; and be profitable at a consumer cost of less than $200.
Members of the University of Michigan community and the general public are invited to meet the student design teams, test out prototypes of their new technologies, and vote for the “best of the best” at the 2018 Integrated Product Development Trade Show, April 4 at the new U-M STAMPS School Gallery in downtown Ann Arbor.
Want a preview? Student teams will design webpages and videos to advertise their new senior health technology products and release them to the public on March 28th. Check www.tauber.umich.edu for the latest updates.