Building bridges through collaboration

Challenge: DesignHouse’s mission was to revitalize local manufacturing through design, but the communication gap between manufacturers and designers was widening.

Process: We ran design thinking workshops that brought together designers, makers, and manufacturers together to solve local manufacturing industry challenges. Our student team further developed these ideas into iterative prototypes that helped teams assess the manufacturability and promise of the initial ideas.

Result: We facilitated new partnerships through manufacturing and design, bringing together individuals as well as supporting organizations.