IPD Trade Show | STAMPS Gallery | April 4


Stamps Gallery, 201 S. Division St. (between Liberty St. and Washington St.)

The University of Michigan Tauber Institute for Global Operations presents the Winter 2018 Integrated Product Development Trade Show, featuring innovative products created by business, engineering, information, and art & design students.

  • Wednesday, April 4th, 6:30-8:30 pm
  • U-M Stamps Gallery, 201 South Division St., Ann Arbor, MI
  • Free and Open to the Public

Taught jointly by faculty of the Ross School of Business and the Stamps School of Art & Design, the annual Integrated Product Design course challenges cross-disciplinary student teams from the College of Engineering, Ross School of Business, School of Information, and Stamps School of Art & Design to design, build, and market a brand new product, and then to face free market competition through the IPD Trade Show. This year marks the 22nd IPD Trade Show.

The Winter 2018 IPD challenge: 
Technology to Maintain Senior Health

  • Visualize a very healthy, active, and independent senior (age 55 or older).
  • Consider the offered products, and how each would help to improve health maintenance and outcomes for senior adults.
  • Decide how you would spend up to $250 of IPD money on these products.

In addition, the student-designed products must be profitable at a consumer cost of less than $200.

Members of the University of Michigan community and the general public are invited to meet the student design teams, test out prototypes of their new products, and vote for the “best of the best” at the Winter 2018 Integrated Product Development Trade Show, April 4 at the U-M Stamps Gallery in downtown Ann Arbor.

Student teams designed webpages and videos to advertise their new products and released them to the public for on-line voting on March 28. Check out their websites here

This cross-disciplinary product design course is a follow up from the Hacking Health design charrette (Fall 2017) taught by Stamps School of Art & Design professor Stephanie Tharp and Ross School of Business lecturer Eric Svaan. Funded with a grant from the nonprofit, seed-funding organization VentureWell and the Lemelson Foundation.