2024 Polytechnic Showcase Spotlight: How Kwantlen Polytechnic University is innovating for extreme challenges

Thu, Jun 27, 2024

Author: Sue Fairburn, Design Faculty and Researcher, KPU

Excerpt: Developing new products is an iterative process of design, test, fail and repeat, requiring a diverse skillset that includes research, design and creative problem-solving. Reflecting on the insightful conversations held at the 2024 Polytechnic Showcase in May, Polytechnics Canada connected with speakers from Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) to discuss their session Learning Grounded in Design for Extremes: ALTA – A Portable Hyperbaric Chamber for use in High Altitude.

Sue Fairburn, Chair of Research and Design, recently shared how the Wilson School of Design is encouraging students to apply their design skills to some of today’s most-pressing challenges, including human distress at high altitude. ...

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