George Chow, IDSA

Associate Professor, University of Houston

George K. Chow is an Associate Professor of ID at the University of Houston and has worked professionally as an Industrial Designer since 1999. He has received several Design awards including IDEA Gold and Silver, Red Dot: Best of the Best, iF Product Design, Chicago Athenaeum Good Design, and Medical Design Excellence Awards.

George received his BFA in Industrial Design from Carnegie Mellon University and MFA in Design from The Ohio State University. George has been teaching Industrial Design since 2008 and has won several teaching awards including the 2021 IDSA Young Educator Award. George enjoys photography, drumming, cooking, traveling, fishing, and spending quality time with his family and friends.

Keys to Successful Studio Projects

Education Symposium
World Café

Sept 13, 2022

Foyer - Table 3

10:00 AM - 10:55 AM

Looking for an impactful project for your studio class? Design educators often look for projects that are impactful, meaningful, motivational, engaging, relatively low cost, fit within the time frame, and produce results that are testable and are publishable/patentable. There is no shortage of problems in the world to solve; however, as this case study reveals, the key to a successful studio project may not be focusing on a problem to solve, but rather starts by finding the right person to help and to be helped by that person.