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DWP 2019: Unparalleled Product Design Workshops

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University of Oregon, White Stag Building

70 Northwest Couch Street

Portland, OR 97209

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Unparalleled workshops celebrate the unique and internationally prominent product design of Oregon. The University of Oregon's internationally acclaimed Product Design faculty, graduate students and affiliated professional designers teach the skills and funnel the excitement of the industry around us. The workshops are free and are built for high schoolers, but are open to all who want to learn about Product Design.

Sunday, April 7, 11am-2pm
Sneaker Scientists
Discover how designers protect athletes through experiment and play. Start with sneaker making: learn how sneakers are made and design your own paper shoe prototype. Finish with polymer waffles: learn the story of Bill Bowerman (UO track coach and Nike co founder) and make your own waffle sole. Take home your scientifically verifiable shoe upper and sole.

Monday, April 8, 5-8pm
Sneaker Jam
Draw athletic shoes like a pro footwear designer. Choose your sport: basketball, skateboarding, soccer, running, and learn the tools, views and tricks to design your world-changing kicks. Take home an amazing set of drawings and the tools used to make them.

Tuesday, April 9, 5-8pm
Biomechanics
Personal biomechanical testing and analysis is now possible for everyone. Measure your own foot pressure, and compare everyday walking to what you do in performance running. Take home your own personal analysis to use for your walking, training and shoe-selecting

Wednesday, April 10, 5-8pm
Sport, Meet Fashion
Serena William’s jumpsuit at the 2019 Australian Open embodied the mashup of sport technicality with high pop culture fashion. Design your own sport/fashion mashup learn the proportions, tools and layouts to show your fashion ferocity. Take home the tools to develop your designs for the next superstar performance.

Thursday, April 11, 5-8pm
JavHack
How does sports equipment change the sport? Our top javelin throwers are throwing perilously close to the edge of the field. Redesign the javelin for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics! What change can you make that would be exciting for athletes and spectators and the history of the sport?
Work on your throwing and your designing with 2X Javelin World Record Holder, Olympian and TurboJav creator Tom Petranoff.

Friday, April 12, 5-8pm
Sports Product Trivia
You know the athletes, you know the teams, but do you know the products that they rely on to bring home the gold? Come test your knowledge of sports products and how they've influenced sports, society and culture. Categories include: Sneakerhead,
Olympics, Regulation-breakers, and pre-Pre History. High school competitors through Masters professionals will battle in our design arena. Take home the Sports Product Trivia Cup!

Saturday, April 13, 5-8pm
Extreme T-Shirt
Sports jerseys are t-shirts that have gone through training with extra-amazing textiles and extra-awesome graphics. Choose your sport: basketball, soccer, running, lacrosse, and visually and materially design a t-shirt with an extra-special function. Take home your tee to test out.

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University of Oregon, White Stag Building

70 Northwest Couch Street

Portland, OR 97209

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