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…

Intervention Series: Count Down!

     In Spring 2018, CAIRN, a tangible apparatus to visualize interactions in the MakerSpace was created as part of a research project led by Anne-Laure Fayard and Victoria Bill and the Design Lab @ NYU Tandon MakerSpace. We learned a ton from this first experiment and this fall decided to experiment further. In this spirit of experimentation and rapid prototyping, we decided to create Intervention Series, a set of three short interactive installations aiming at…

Announcing the Fall ‘18 Prototyping Fund Awardees

  “The NYU Entrepreneurial Institute and the Design Lab @ NYU Tandon MakerSpace are pleased to announce the Fall 2018 Prototyping Fund cohort! Since 2013, the NYU Prototyping Fund (a collaborative program offered by the Design Lab @ NYU Tandon MakerSpace and the NYU Entrepreneurial Institute) has awarded teams of students up to $500 to build prototypes, test and explore assumptions, and bring their ideas to life. Prototypes do not need to look perfect or even be built to scale, but they should help…

Design Lab’s Prototyping Stories: Learn about Fortify Rehab

                                  Read about Fortify Lab, one of the projects from the Spring 2018 Prototyping Fund’s (a collaboration between the Design Lab @NYU MakerSpace and the NYU Entrepreneurial Institute): Andrew Adelsheimer and I are MD/MBA students at NYU graduating in 2019. Our mutual interest in medicine, physical fitness, and the challenge of larger-scale health issues led to the development of Fortify Rehab, which…

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