Aisha Thaj gives a presentation to her class.

Product design students envisioning future of mobility with Eaton partnership

The mobility solutions of tomorrow are being dreamed up today at Western Michigan University. Through a partnership with Eaton Corp., the first cohort of product design students—now in their third year in the Richmond Institute for Design and Innovation—is envisioning what the world might look like in 50 years.

Rendering of Pip the Potty Pal, the winning design.

Housewares win for product design student

Product Design student Isabella Waite returned from the 2021 International Housewares Association show in Chicago with a third-place prize of $1,200 for her project, “Pip the Potty Pal” where she competed against universities from across the country.