A batch of fresh product design stories, just for you…
Are you a woman product designer or engineer? If so, you’re one of the few (for now). The glass ceiling has now been broken for nominating a woman for president, but how far is that ceiling for women in the STEM industry?
Lillian Moller Gilbreth, first female member of American Society of Mechanical Engineers in 1926. Unfortunately, not many more were to follow.
Well, according to Suzanne Singer – who received her PhD in Mechanical Engineering at UC Berkeley and works as a staff engineer at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory – women, especially Native American women, should start smashing that glass ceiling. Here’s a quote from an interview she did with GirlTalkHQ that sums it all up very nicely:
Math was my favorite subject in elementary school, and some of the best students were girls. I never got the message that girls were not supposed to be good at math. Part of the reason is that I had teachers that encouraged me to do well in STEM, and put me in an accelerated program that did fun science exploration.
The 2016/2017 school year ramps up in the next few weeks. We’re hopeful more teachers are providing experiences like those Singer encountered as a new generation of women launch into new majors and specializations.
The phonie is designed for inner peace and promoting distracted childhoods
If you missed the event, Mashable didn’t and reported on it. They loved it:
What do you get when you combine Escape the Room with a vehicle test drive? It turns out, a lot of fun. For us, we failed at the second room, which was designed to look like a traditional office. Something about file folders, physical books and a desktop PC flummoxed Team Mashable. The irony that an office place took down a group of co-workers wasn’t lost on us.
What happened to the simple test drive, you ask? Quit waving your fist in the air and start thinking of your products in the context of virtual games. Design for gaming, anyone?
This car is not real. It’s a game. Like Pokémon. But you win stuff.
And the video? Oh, yes. You’ll definitely want to watch it (in all its techno/flight/swoopy glory):
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