Converge, AUT University’s first Product Design Graduate Exhibition, part of the School of Art + Design’s new AD10 (Art + Design) Festival, will feature the first ever graduating cohort of the Product Design students in the Bachelor of Design and a small number postgraduate students also specialising in product design. This is a fantastic opportunity to see, feel, touch and watch an amazing and varied array of student design work.
Location: AUT University, Auckland – WS218 and WS219 (Science and Engineering Building)
The AD10 Festival will be open to the public and run for 4 days from the 11th to 14th of November 2010. – with the AUT Rookie Fashion Show taking place on the 11 of November (8pm – Shed 12, Rhubarb Lane, 90 Wellesley St West).
The festival will be open from 10am -7pm Thursday to Saturday, and 10am-3pm on Sunday.
The undergraduate student work on display represents the outcomes of their in-depth project undertaken over a whole semester.
The emphasis of the project is on human-centred design research processes and the generation of key insights that lead to innovative product design outcomes.
The work presents an exciting and diverse range of issues, approaches, and design methodologies. A number of students have been sponsored by leading New Zealand companies including Fisher and Paykel Healthcare, Zespri and Trade Aide.
The postgraduate student work on display represents the outcomes of an in-depth research project undertaken over the year including the theoretical and applied exploration of product design ideas and issues. This includes product design for eco-sustainable surfboards, socially engaging public furniture and waste management in apartments. The students and staff look forward to seeing you at the exhibition.
The Festival also includes together student work from the other six disciplines that make up the School of Art + Design including, Digital, Fashion, Graphics, Spatial, Textiles and Visual Arts.