IPD Trade Show | Ross Colloquium | Dec. 4

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Tue, 11/26/2013 - 6:00pm to Wed, 12/04/2013 - 2:00pm

Today most college campuses have access to “maker spaces” that house some sophisticated fabrication equipment and staff to operate it, making local manufacturing a reality.  Teams this year were challenged to design dormitory furniture for college students, that can be easily assembled by the consumer from locally fabricated parts and standard catalog hardware. IMPORTANT:  If you are not currently doing so, imagine yourself living in a dorm or space-constrained student housing, and assess products from that perspective.

Read the results from the 2013 Trade Show here.

The “Cost to You” for buying a product was its dollar cost + assembly time (you must assemble it). Look for this information posted clearly for each product.

BUYERS HAD $200 TO SPEND IN ANY WAY THEY WISHED. WHEN THEY VOTE, THEY FILLED IN THE QUANTITIES OF EACH PRODUCT THEY WANTED, BUT COULD NOT EXCEED $200 TOTAL.

Products are listed below. 

Colloquium, Ross School of Business