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Colin BrownProduct Design, Design Engineering, Social Impact

About

Colin enjoys the process of realizing concepts into physical products but is ultimately motivated by the implications of his work: how products can responsibly improve quality of life, inspire visceral experiences, and provide a platform for connection. 

Aspirations

Colin believes in using product design to deliver social impact and inspire meaningful experiences. His core strengths include human-product interaction design, ideation, mechanism design, mechatronics, product testing, as well as prototyping and fabrication.

Why EDI?

Colin chose the EDI program because he was looking for a way to supplement his knowledge of how products are made with the toolset to navigate why they should be made. During a year abroad program in which he studied art history at the Universidad de Complutense in Madrid, Colin gained a greater appreciation for how products and the built environment have an impact on our everyday experiences and our well-being. He assisted in the development of agricultural equipment at the University of California, Davis and tested solar panel mounting hardware for a company called IronRidge. Both of those experiences reinforced Colin’s belief that human-centered design is critical to delivering successful products with positive societal impact.

Education

BS, Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Davis

Experience 

Test Engineer, IronRidge, Inc.
Research Assistant, UC Davis Biological and Agricultural Engineering Department
Tutor for first-generation college-bound students at College Track, Oakland California

Summer 2018

Product Design Engineer, Maestro

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