On March 8, industrial design juniors presented 10 exciting new products they developed to make life and school a little easier for a group of Riverside University High School students with disabilities and their teachers. The devices help students hold a hot pan on a stove, turn book pages, hold a telephone, punch binder holes, staple, use a paper shredder, fold clothes and linens, push elevator buttons, hold a spoon and pour from a bottle.
MPS Riverside University High School student Latrice Gilpin-Morgan is elated after having folded a tee shirt using a product designed by junior Jamie Boehm.
Participating MIAD students were Michael Barczak, Karsten Black, Jamie Boehm, Kit Danaivan, Brett Eastlick, Charles Foss, Daniel Gluba, Peter Kreutziger, Scott Mansfield, Bua Ngowabunpat, Eric Peterson, Noel Pineda and Nathan Photavath.
Now in its tenth year, the two-month, team-based collaboration was conceived and is carried out by Sue Loesl, Adaptive Art Therapist, Milwaukee Public Schools,MPS Riverside University High School student Latrice Gilpin-Morgan is elated and Pascal Malassigné, FIDSA, MIAD Professor of Industrial Design.