Amazon Alexa, Twitch & Microsoft Hackathons for Students

Here are three great Hackathons for students! Not only can students learn & refine skills, but they also have an opportunity to win cash, promotion and even speaking opportunities! Alexa Skills Challenge: MultimodalBuild (or update) Alexa skills using Alexa Presentation Language (APL) that leverages the screen on one of the following devices: Fire TV, Echo Show, Echo Spot, and Fire Tablets.– Prizes: Up to $150,000 in cash and prizes– Deadline: January 22, 2019– Learn more…

Design Lab’s Stories #3: Urban Food Lab

While We Are the New Farmers was launched as a venture (see our previous story), the vertical farm that the team had created stayed in the MakerSpace and became the Urban Lab VIP project. Omar Gowayed, one of the members of the original team, shares with us the story of the Urban Lab. This is a passionate story about food and sustainability, but also about  iteration, experiential learning and community engagement.  We hope you’ll enjoy…

Why Design Thinking Matters?

Paper by Anne-Laure Fayard Published: 27 November 2018 _____________ Design thinking has been an important management trend over the last decade. As innovation has become a strategic imperative for companies, taking a design thinking approach seems like a perfect model for developing new products and services that will increase customer satisfaction and loyalty. Yet these developments can be quite self-centered and local. They ignore the not-always-positive impact that innovation may have on other humans, other…

Design Lab’s Stories #2: We Are The New Farmers

We are delighted to share with you our second Design Lab’s stories of prototyping and innovation at NYU MakerSpace – featuring the We Are the New Farmers team. We Are the New Farmers started as a project at the MakerSpace, funded by the Prototyping Fund ((a collaboration of the Design Lab @ NYU Tandon MakerSpace and the NYU Entrepreneurial Institute) and has grown and greatly evolved since Fall 2016 when Jonas met with the first…

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