Projects

Selected Student Projects

The process of working on real projects for real clients is essential to the student experience at the Segal Design Institute. Browse our projects gallery to see examples of past projects.

Prospective Clients

If you are interested in having our students work on a design project for you, we invite you to learn more about being a project partner at Segal.




Explore Our Design Projects

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A 128-square-foot, self-sustained mobile house

MaDE

An outdoor solar powered charging station at Northwestern

CERT

Exploded Arduino is a set of giant electronic components that are fully functional, programmable, and, most importantly, designed to afford more collaborative, explorative learning.

PHD

An accessible tool that supports online expression and engagement for older adults with vision impairments, a novice and marginalized population.

PHD

An interactive sound annotator that helps a user label sound events fast and accurate for quantifying listening environment of young children.

PHD

Mockups: A fast-paced game for people who build to think.

PHD

Reimagining Big Box Retail

MMM

Hotel Heroes: Human-Centric Business Design

MMM

Course Selection Aide

CERT

Transform a hectic, busy, space to an enjoyable place!

CERT

A human-centered design process recognized by the Core77 2014 Design Awards

DFA

A supportive airplane seat harness

DTC

A brace that provides bioelectric therapy treatment

DTC

An infant-formula-feeding solution appliance.

MPD²

An engaging ecosystem for learning to read

MPD²

A low cost and highly portable device that provides negative pressure wound therapy to patients without a power source

EDI

A smartphone application to help people maintain long distance friendships

EDI

The empathic way to culturally prepare for your next trip.

EDI

A discreet, wearable medication reminder

MPD²

A compact, elegant salad dressing mixer

MPD²

A wearable watering device for gardeners

MPD²

A cord management system for smart devices

MPD²

A mechatronic teddy bear that helps children with diabetes

DFA

An automated lighting system that guides older adults in their homes

DFA

A device that helps case managers know when residents are asleep

DTC

What Gen-Y consumers need from luxury car shopping

MMM

A device that displays real-time household water consumption data

EDI

A neighborhood discovery journal

EDI

An instruction kit for new users of the Flexinol® actuator wire

MaDE

A website that helps crowdfunding project creators gather design feedback

PHD

Recommendations for new recreational boat launches

DTC

A mobile app to increase campus safety

DFA

A study to investigate the electric vehicle purchasing process for consumers

MMM

A materials testing apparatus that mimics the line contact of the RLA

CERT

A foot pedal insert for elliptical exercise machines

DTC

A pressurized tank to treat seahorses

CERT

A low-cost, modular water storage system that reduces storm runoff

MaDE

A locker that enables users to identify and access belongings easily

DTC