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.