The Fifth Annual Design Winter Market was a hybrid online and in-person event as part of emerging tradition within the Department of Design at Ohio State. All guests had an opportunity to view and purchase limited-edition – and in several cases unique – products designed and produced by design students.

The Fifth Annual Design Winter Market features:
Home Goods Shoppe – Each of the eight “housewares” products, designed by third-year industrial design students as part of an Autumn 2022 studio course, strike a balance between addressing the needs of users, demands of small-run production, constraints of a limited budget, and approaches to sustainability.
Greeting Card Station – featuring more than two dozen hand-crafted, seasonal stationery products, designed and produced by students in the design foundations program
Second-Year Sideshow – featuring knick-knacks and giveaways produced by second-year students in the industrial design major
Design Ventures Showcase – featuring product offerings from small businesses owned by current design students
Special Guests: Women’s Glee Club

Within the Home Goods Shoppe, 8 student teams produced 101 products and sold 81 of them (19 of the remaining allocated to the department of design for archival or kept by students), generating $2,310 in revenue benefiting Ohio State's student chapter of the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA), of which $800 was earmarked to help next year's Winter Market students to purchase materials. With proceeds from the other Winter Market areas, more than $2,800 was raised.

My own course design and associated event for 2022 adopted a studio format originally piloted at Ohio State by then Assistant Professor Sébastien Proulx, PhD, in 2018. It was modified and taught a second time by then Visiting Assistant Professor Hazal Gumus-Ciftci in 2019. When I taught the studio in 2020, I had to adopt the entire course to 75% online format. The format changed again as COVID waned in 2021.

Visit the online gallery for the Fifth Annual Design Winter Market, which includes product descriptions, original pricing, etc. on the Urban Arts Space Hybrid Arts Lab website here:

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