Entrepreneur designers, spring 2013

By MFA Interaction Design on April 18, 2013

This spring, first-year students have launched entrepreneurial projects using Kickstarter and other platforms as part of the $1,000 assignment in the Entrepreneurial Design course taught by Gary Chou.

This semester, first-year students have launched entrepreneurial projects using Kickstarter and other platforms as part of the $1,000 assignment in the Entrepreneurial Design course taught by Gary Chou.

A Sticky Jots prototype

 

Many of the projects will only be realized with additional support, while others have already been funded:

Mark This TownMeghana Khandekar and Mini Kim
Mark This Town allows you to make a unique statement in New York City—you submit a statement to “mark this town” with, and the Mark This Town team will randomly select one to create a collaborative piece of street art that sparks conversation.

Back this project by April 20.

Sticky JotsRae Milne and Pam Jue
Sticky Jots are tools for designers that come in the form of storyboarding sticky notes and paper prototyping kits for mobile and tablet.

Back this project by April 24.

The League of LadiesShelly Ni
The League of Ladies aims to celebrate the many ways that real women are super by way of super-powered underwear illustrating amazing women of the past and present, like Frida Kahlo and Marie Curie.

Back this project by May 7.

EngravedJohn T. Kim
Seeking to resolve the problem of a less-than-memorable business card, Engraved will provide custom business cards produced by laser cutting and etching wood to all backers.

Back this project by May 8.

Deja Vu By YouAlex Todaro and Jennings Hanna
Déjà Vu by You is a service that allows you to send a customized postcard to your future self, either 3 months, 6 months, or 1 year in the future.

Li’l StoriesAnke Stohlmann
Inspired by the frequent need to entertain her daughter Luna with an impromptu story, Anke created Li’l Stories, sets of story cards that caregivers can use to inspire a story.

Kickstarter successfully funded on April 6!

Visualizing Gay MarriageAdam Norbury
Adam, interested in the thoughts, the preconceived notions, the stereotypes, the opinions, and the judgements people have around same-sex marriage, sought to continue the dialogue around same sex marriage, and visualize his findings.

Kickstarter successfully funded on February 22!

Visit the Entrepreneurial Design class blog for these and other projects, as well as insights and findings from the course.