Industrial Design

SASD Makes Maker Faire

Sat 21 Apr 2018 — Maker Faire Westport is a wrap, and SASD's participation was a huge success! Shintaro Akatsu School of Design (SASD) at the University of Bridgeport sponsored the “Nerdy Derby” at the Seventh Annual Maker Faire Westport. SASD held a (student design and constructed) ‘makers booth’ where students were demonstrating drawing/rendering and helping visitors make style/color boards.…
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SASD Hosts Hearts of Hope Helpers

Apr 2018 — Hearts of Hope is a nonprofit charity based outside of Philadelphia, Connecticut, Virginia, and Washington State and was created in response to the national tragedy of September 11, 2001. Hearts of Hope expresses a movement of hope by taking clay, rolling it out, cutting out shapes into hearts and then firing them in the kiln to fire…
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Design students’ safety inventions win big at NY International Auto Show

Fri 6 April 2018 — Three University of Bridgeport (UB) students have won awards, including Grand Prize, at the New York International Auto Show for devices they invented to keep drivers, passengers, and pedestrians safe from vehicle mishaps. The students, all of whom are majoring in industrial design at UB’s Shintaro Akatsu School of Design, were awarded a total of…
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ID Students Win Again at NY International Auto Show Safety Competition

Sat 13 Apr 2017 — SASD Junior Industrial Design Students win three out five prizes at NY International Auto Show on April 13, 2017 World Traffic Safety Symposium Designs for Safety Competition. Prizes went to Kristopher Fujii $2500 2nd Place, Dina Inga $1250 3rd Place, and David Jurado $1250 4th Place. The three winning designs are as follows: Kristopher Fujii…
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Leaving Our Mark – 2017 Senior and Graduate Show

4:00–7:00 Thu 20 Apr – Summer 2017 — Senior design and graduate program students invite the public and their fellow SASD students and the faculty to their graduating exhibition in the Schelfhaudt Gallery, 123 ABC, Arnold Bernhard Center on the University of Bridgeport Campus. Graphic, Industrial, and Interior Design students will display the very best of their design work as…
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Kazuji Akatsu Day in Bridgeport and at UB

Tue 11 Apr 2017 — Bridgeport, SASD, and UB welcomed our benefactor and trustee, Shintaro Akatsu, and his father, Kazuji Akatsu, to the Arnold Bernhard Center on the UB campus for a pleasant day of presentations and tours. In the Schelfhaudt Gallery Stephen Healey, UB Provost, opened a session of presentations with opening remarks, and introduced Neil Salonen, UB President,…
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Eleventh Annual SASD Design Alumni Event

3:00/4:00–6:00 Sat 29 Apr 2017 — SASD, with Art Landi ID '74, is hosting the eleventh annual Design Alumni event. Please join us for an afternoon celebrating the accomplishments of design alumnus Gary van Deursen Come for great presentations by the Design Management graduate program class of 2017 at 3:00, alumni reception at 4:00. The reception will also include a…
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2017 IDSA Award goes to… Areum Song!

Tue 21 Mar 2017 — Areum Song is SASD's IDSA award winner for 2017! Presentations and judging were held in ABC (Arnold Bernhard Center) with an audience of over 50 students, faculty, and professional industrial designers. From a field of talented senior designers, Areum Song was selected to represent SASD in the annual regional competition, held this year Fri–Sat 31…
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2017 Annual IDSA Merit Awards

6:00pm Tue 21 Mar 2017 — IDSA Merit Awards presentations will be held for senior industrial design students in 708 ABC. Presentations of student work will be made to a jury of New York and Connecticut industrial designers, followed by discussions by the jury to award the best work. Awardees will represent the University of Bridgeport at the IDSA North…
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48-Hour Repack Challenge Results

7:00pm–7:00pm Fri–Sun 27–29 Jan 2017 — Colin Drost reporting. To start off the 48 hour repack we started ideating by sketching thumb nails. Then an hour later we hung the sketches on a wall and explained our ideas to the whole group. After that we broke off in to slightly smaller groups and then decided who wanted to design which…
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