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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

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

The University’s Design for America’s electronic waste team meets to brainstorm, a process they call “ideation.” The registered student organization met on Feb. 8 for its weekly Saturday meeting at the Art and Design building from 1 to 3 p.m.

By Saher Khan

February 11, 2014

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...