The first season of DFA NYU Podcast “Design Thinking Roundtable” is ready

As we are kicking off the Design Week today at the Design Lab @ NYU MakerSpace, we are delighted to share with you the first season of Design Thinking Roundtable,  DFA NYU Podcast.  In this first seasons, they invited three experts in the field of innovation and design to discuss their experiences and expertise on human-centered design. The three episodes are full of inspiring stories and useful insights and tips for both those who want…

Spring Prototyping Fund Deadline Is Announced: February 8th, 5:00 PM

The NYU Prototyping Fund is a program offered through a collaboration between the Design Lab @ NYU Tandon MakerSpace and the NYU Entrepreneurial Institute. Its primary objective is to provide students with the encouragement, resources, and tools necessary to bring your ideas to life. The prototypes you build with these funds should help you articulate and test your assumptions and move to the next stage of product development. Awards Overview• Awards will be granted twice per year…

Make, Learn from Users, Iterate and Reframe: Themes from the Prototyping Fund Showcase.

“There are a lot of things to be worried about these days, but if you focus on trying to create new things, your curiosity can outgrow your fear.” David Delgado, a visual strategist at NASA’s JPL On the morning of Thursday, December 6, the MakerSpace EventSpace bustled with energy and ideas. Curiosity was definitely at the party as students from across the University presented their creations from the Fall2018 Prototyping Fund. Projects ranged from 3D…

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…

Intergenerational Innovation at the NYU Healthcare Makerthon

The Design Lab @ NYU Tandon MakerSpace was happy to support the NYU Healthcare Make-a-thon two weekends ago. This was a great continuation to the Design Jam for Healthy Aging that we supported in Spring 2017. We hope to continue supporting similar events in the future. You can read more about the weekend below: “The 4th annual NYU Healthcare Makerthon (Oct 26 to 28th, 2018) brought together NYU students, faculty, and staff in an effort…