Wednesday, May 11, 2016
INTERIORS AND SOURCES -- At its heart, human-centered design involves empathizing with the needs of end users and developing strategies and solutions to solve these particular needs. Two San Francisco State University students, in particular, have excelled in their pursuit of human-centered design and have been nominated by Professor Hsiao-Yun Chu as our Designers to Watch. “We are very proud of our students’ abilities to understand and empathize with the needs of a broad range of people, not all necessarily like themselves,” Chu says. First-year graduate student Ryssa Marquez developed an innovative hybrid of the walker, stroller and shopping cart that incorporates many features that solve issues of security on both the emotional and physical level. Meyers’ capstone graduate project explored the frustration of eye dropping dispensers to design an eye dropper that would be easier to use, more sanitary and easier to identify than the conventional eye-drop packages on the market.