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University students design therapeutic stuffed animal to help Alzheimer's patients

University students design therapeutic stuffed animal to help Alzheimer's patients

By Senait Gebregiorgis

June 27, 2015


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Six University students designed a therapeutic stuffed fox to help people with dementia and Alzheimer's disease. In addition to using the prototype to help others, the group submitted it for the 2015 James Dyson Award. The submission, called "TherapAlz," stands for ther...

UI Design for America pairs community building with human-based design

UI Design for America pairs community building with human-based design

By Saher Khan

February 11, 2014


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Philanthropy takes a creative form in Design for America UIUC. Connected to a national organization, the University’s chapter of DFA, a registered student organization, wants to make a difference in the Champaign-Urbana community through human-centered design. “It’s not just an RSO or putting somet...