IDSA student member Dan Culpepper, right, is part of a collaboration between Eastman and a design class at Appalachian State University to design outdoor furniture using a new wood product developed by Eastman. Professors also involved in the project are Richard Prisco, left, and Kern Maass, both members of the industrial design faculty at Appalachian. (Photo by Jane Nicholson)
To break the day up a bit, the students at App. State held a 1 hour design challege, Redesigning the Ping Pong Paddle. All the ideas were great, and the judges had a hard time picking just one, so hear are the top four.
The multi use paddle
Four the ping pong ball player who wants to get a game in before breakfast, the Paddle Skillet.
Applachian State students Jacob Wolfe, Tucker Wilson, and Justin Fox won an innovation merit award for their "Chai-aw" chair design at this years AIAS Chair Affair Design Competition.
Sponsored by the ICPF and administered by the AIAS, the program challenged students, working individually or in teams, to explore a variety of issues related to the use of corrugated board (a non-traditional building material) in design and construction and production.