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Unparalleled Product Design: Sneaker Scientists

Discover how designers protect athletes through experiment and play. Start with sneaker making: learn how sneakers are made and design your own paper shoe prototype. Finish with polymer waffles: learn the story of Bill Bowerman (UO track coach and Nike co founder) and make your own waffle sole. Take home your scientifically verifiable shoe upper and sole.

Unparalleled workshops celebrate the unique and internationally prominent product design of Oregon. The University of Oregon's internationally acclaimed Product Design faculty, graduate students and affiliated professional designers teach the skills and funnel the excitement of the industry around us. The workshops are free and are built for high schoolers, but are open to all who want to learn about Product Design.

This event is part of the Unparalleled Product Design series

  1. Unparalleled Product Design: Sneaker Scientists (Currently Viewing)

  2. Unparalleled Product Design: Sneaker Jam

  3. Unparalleled Product Design: Biomechanics

  4. Unparalleled Product Design: Sport, Meet Fashion

  5. Unparalleled Product Design: JavHack

  6. Unparalleled Product Design: Sports Product Trivia

  7. Unparalleled Product Design: Extreme T-Shirt: Recycle that gear!

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Sunday, April 7, 2019 from 11:00am to 2:00pm


University of Oregon, White Stag Building


Department of Product Design, University of Oregon

The internationally fabulous and acclaimed Product Design faculty and Sports Product Design graduate students from the University of Oregon.