A student design competition that combines my two loves: design and reality TV.
Twenty-four students in total will be invited to compete and participate in SPACES, which includes the events, the awards and reality-TV show. These twenty-four students will be split into two pools consisting of twelve students per Pool (Pool A and Pool B). Each Pool will then be divided into six teams (2 students per team). Each Pool will compete within itself through a series of mini challenges/tasks for first and second place. The first and second place winners from each Pool will advance to the next round of the SPACES event competition (eight finalists).
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Bruce M. Tharp, PhD is a designer, professor, researcher, and entrepreneur, with degrees in mechanical engineering, industrial design, and anthropology. He and his wife, Stephanie Tharp run an award-winning, design studio, materious.
They have licensed a dozen new product ideas to companies, and currently manufacture several of their own. Materious also produces discursive products and concepts to engender reflection and debate on cultural topics. They are currently finishing a book project on the topic entitled, Discursive Design.
Bruce is a professor of design at the University of Michigan's Stamps School of Art & Design where he teaches a range of undergraduates as well as graduates in the new Master of Design program in Integrative Design.