Ideas-in-progress, from the lab & the field.

Lab students conduct independent research, present at conferences, and establish partnerships for long term collaborations.

Jun 28, 2016

Adaptive Design and our local partnerships

Lauren Froschauer (Olin ‘16) was part of Investigating Normal in its spring 2015 class, during which Adaptive Design Association (ADA) director Alex Truesdell came to campus to introduce students to...

Dec 20, 2015

Rise Legs: affordable prosthetics in Bangalore

Olin ‘17 student Kelly Brennan took a leave of absence in fall 2015 to intern at Ayzh, a women’s health advocacy group in Chennai, India. While there, she also conducted...

May 30, 2015

My Space: A Haven for Sensory Processing

In the spirit of our work with the Adaptive Design Association, students in the spring 2015 class worked with the Walker School in Needham to design some low tech adaptive...

May 20, 2015

Building an Audience: cardboard how-tos

In Investigating Normal, spring ‘15, a team of students documented some how-to basics for cardboard carpentry, part of our work with the Adaptive Design Association. Coming soon is a report...

May 15, 2015

Finishes for cardboard carpentry: comparative testing

A report by David Pudlo ‘15 on the sustainability of various cardboard finishes, part of our work with the Adaptive Design Association, coming soon! Here’s a look at some finishes...