BLUElab India Project Helps with Giving Blue Day
Hi! We’re BLUElab India Project (BLIP), a multidisciplinary team of students dedicated to co-designing sustainable technology to address community identified needs centered on fostering social equity. Over the past couple years, we have worked closely with C-SED to develop our skills in socially engaged design in order to create strong community partnerships and empower the people that we work with.
Innovation in Action…is Running Virtually!
We are excited to apply our own design process to this year’s program and re-design IiA to meet students where they are: online!
Introduction to Socially Engaged Design: C-SED Goes Virtual
19 students from five schools and colleges spent the week learning the basics of the socially engaged design process through the lens of the challenge question, “How might we support the Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti area to uncover needs and address challenges that the ripple effects of COVID-10 will have on small businesses?”
INNOVATION IN ACTION: 2020 Final Showcase
On the morning of a typical Innovation in Action Final Showcase, you can find a familiar scene: teams of students nervously checking their microphones and rehearsing their pitches; judges from all over the country readying their score sheets; and staff members double-checking each detail to make sure every team has the chance to showcase five months of hard work.
September Design Jams Recap
"Design a way to increase beachgoers’ awareness and understanding of the dangers of the Great Lakes while encouraging the safe enjoyment of their beaches and shoreline."
Innovation in Action Team Feature: Reproactive
ReproActive is focused on solving communication and education issues related to sexual and reproductive health for adolescents and young adults. Knowing this a highly stigmatized topic, ReproActive aims to deliver unique tools to relevant stakeholders, adolescents, young adults, healthcare providers, and parents.
ENGR X55: Finding Genuine Design Opportunities 2019
4 projects across 3 countries — working with partners to prioritize design challenges.