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MBA Teams Demonstrate Efficiency, Safety, Comfort, and Concern for the Environment

At Babson‘s Product Design Fair on December 2nd, MBA students on seven teams showed off the hard work of the semester in their Product Design and Development (PDD) course.  Students were encouraged with prototyping support and engineering advice from Olin College of Engineering, and industrial design consultant help from Matt Kressy of Rhode Island School of Design. PDD at Babson is taught by Professor Sebastian Fixson.

Brooke Bell (left) and Patrizia Damiani show their After Party Shoes stylish, comfortable, small and foldable shoes that fit in your purse for much-needed instant relief after a day or night in high-heels. (Missing from photo are team members Lisbeth Morales Cerda, Rahul Sahni, and Nelly Yogiaman.)

CampCRANE” team members (left to right) Joe LaFemina, Scott Hunter, and Akshay Kolte demonstrated their modular system for protecting food and other “smellables” from wildlife while in the outdoors. Team members not pictured are Timothy Olcott and Nicholas Williams.

The Biomass Storage Container team, Kevin Saxe, Milka Malliance, Reza Joorabchi, Clark Woolley and Mateen Abdul, show how their product facilitates transporting organic waste, supporting the conversion of bio-mass into clean energy. At the same time it diminishes the economic risk of future legislation in waste management.

The Little Peas Buggy team includes MBA students Sarah Carroll, Tina Hong, Mariana Shumway, and Beth Frank. This modern multifunctional ride-on toy that converts to a booster seat is designed for children ages 1 to 4 as part of the P’kolino collection of children’s products. P’kolino was founded by Babson Alumni, J.B. Schneider and Antonio Turco-Rivas, both Class of 2005. (Missing from the photo is team member Sara Gaum.)

Tina Shah, Jeremy Wang and Rush Hambleton, created a prototype multi-functional Grocery Cargo bike attachmentdesigned for quick shopping trips. It can be lifted off the bike, wheeled into the store, then returned to the back of the bike with groceries inside and protected. It’s easy to use, convenient, and environment-friendly.

Aesthetic Work Surface – David Osgood, Ignacio Garcia, Juan Gutierrez (seated), Matt Cochrane stand around their multifunctional, practical, and aesthetically pleasing workstation intended to enhance the academic and social community of the Olin Graduate School.

The MimoPolis team includes members Nava Cretu, Christina Dimas, Jennifer Hankin, Margaret Potnick, Nurit Bloom. Their artistically inspired and customizable computer data storage system for the creative professional will protect the user’s data and manage their collection of flash drives. The MimoPolis is designed as a product for the Mimoco line, a company founded by Babson 2004 MBA alum Evan Blaustein.