Published: Sept. 16, 2021

EPOD 4115 cardboard challengeOn Friday, Sept. 10, students in the materials and manufacturing process in product design elective, instructed by Jared Arp, put their creativity to the test during a timed and constrained design workshop called the cardboard challenge. 

In teams of three, students supplied their own cardboard and were provided one roll of masking tape. Given a time limit of 45 minutes, each team had to design and build a functional chair. Testing for a completed, successful chair included having each team member sit in three different positions, sitting with both feet on the ground, sitting cross-legged & reclined, as well as sitting criss-cross applesauce.