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Call for Entries: The 2017 Robert Howard Next Step Award

April 18th, 2017

Calling all Stanford Biodesign students, post-docs and visiting student researchers creating medical technology innovations! LUNAR is now accepting entries for the 6th annual Robert Howard Next Step Awards. This is great opportunity for students to showcase their knowledge and share it with the design community.

LUNAR will provide hands-on design and engineering consultation to the winners. This usually consists of 2 design process and/or regulatory advising sessions with LUNAR’s Life Sciences team, along with 1 to 2 focused 1-week design sprints. In the past, the team has provided expertise in branding, design for manufacturing, sketching and investor pitching.

The 2016 winners were Lunair, a mini air pollution filtering system that communicates air quality via app, and Palmm, a wearable device that treats hyperhidrosis or uncontrollable sweating of the hands. 

Applications will be accepted until May 7, 2017.

Read more about the award on the Stanford Biodesign website and submit your entry here

The awards honor Robert Howard who served as VP of Engineering with LUNAR for 15 years. He was a Stanford Alumnus (MSME ’86) and served as a lecturer in the Department of Product Design. Robert loved helping people, teaching, tinkering, making the impossible possible, designing healthcare products, and being involved in the Stanford community – in particular the Biodesign program.

Dziersk on Design

March 18th, 2014

LUNAR’s Mark Dziersk will share his perspectives on the “Essentials of Industrial Design” today at Northwestern University‘s Segal Design Institute. Mark’s course is part of a three-day program targeted to product design and development professionals. (more…)

LUNAR hosts CCA student final critique

May 11th, 2012

We love the fresh take on design that comes from students (more…)

Great design emotionally connects

May 7th, 2012

Think like Apple, LUNAR Chicago chief Mark Dziersk told Kellogg School of Management students (more…)

UI me to the Moon

April 23rd, 2012

The Moon has always held a special place in our hearts. So we were especially jazzed to see (more…)

In Chicago? Explore career paths for successful designers with LUNAR’s Mark Dziersk this Friday

August 24th, 2011

LUNAR Chicago’s Managing Director Mark Dziersk shares his insights into the career paths of successful designers at a meet-up at 750 North Franklin #201 in Chicago this Friday, 6:30 pm. (more…)

7 Years In: Lessons Learned as a Product Design Engineer

May 16th, 2011

I’ve been a mechanical engineer at Lunar for almost 7 years, as well as a project manager and the ME intern coordinator for a good portion of that time. I’ve had the opportunity to work with a number of interesting clients, coworkers, and products. They range from large corporations to small startups, hot-heads to introverts, consumer to medical to unclassifiable, parts as big as a monster truck wheel to those you can barely see. And since that magical summer of 2004, some things have continued to ring true. (more…)

Eames x IBM Exhibition

May 13th, 2011

LUNAR Palo Alto will be hosting the THINK: Communicating Technology exhibition starting on May 20th. (more…)

The Windowfarms Project

March 7th, 2011

When I was living in Brooklyn, I had a neighbor with a crazy idea – to grow her own food in her apartment year round. I could see the vertical water bottles she used in her early attempt in her courtyard facing window whenever I took out the garbage. I thought to myself “Britta is crazy. That’s just not going to work.”

Shortly later, I realized that you should never underestimate Britta. (more…)

Navigating the obstacles of the design process

January 5th, 2011

What happens when you’re in the process of perfecting a design and you’re thrown a curveball? (more…)