Students looking to kick-start the semester with a competition, or make use of an extended amount of time off, may want to check out the young designers International Eyewear Design Competition.
The competition's tagline is: "Emotion and Simplicity - Materials, functionalities, forms, inventiveness... Pick up the challenge and create tomorrow's emotions! "
You must register before January 31st in order to enter -- click here for details.
Stephanie Tharp received a master of industrial design degree from the Rhode Island School of Design, and a bachelor of mechanical engineering from the University of Michigan. She is currently an Associate Professor in the Stamps School of Art & Design at the University of Michigan, and coordinator of their foundations program.
She has work experience with Ford Motor Company, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Armstrong Industries, and amazon.com. Most recently, with her husband, Bruce, Stephanie runs Materious, a design studio that produces discursive and speculative design work. They are currently working on a book, Design as Discourse: Tools for Thinking, which seeks to further legitimize and problematize alternate forms of design practice that extend designers’ cultural agency.