Prasad Boradkar is an associate professor in the School of Design Innovation at Arizona State University in Tempe. He is the Director of InnovationSpace, a transdisciplinary laboratory at ASU where students and faculty partner with researchers and businesses to explore human-centered product design concepts that improve society and the environment. Prasad is currently working on a book titled Designing Things: A Critical Introduction to the Culture of Objects, to be published by Berg Press in the UK in May of 2010.
Master of Arts in Design,
The Ohio State University
Master of Design,
Industrial Design Centre, India
Bachelor of Engineering,
Maharaja Sayajirao University, India
New Product Design and Development
The Culture of Objects
Links to Research and Faculty Pages
Sponsored and Applied Research Projects
New book forthcoming with Berg Press
Designing Things: A Critical Introduction to the Culture of Objects
Herman Miller Renews Sponsorship of InnovationSpace for 2007-2008
For a second consecutive year, Herman Miller will sponsor students in ASU's InnovationSpace program. In 2006-2007 the global design giant supported the work of three student teams in developing product concepts for acute and ambulatory care environments. "The student teams have done a remarkable job of identifying problems in these environments and have generated design solutions that are truly innovative," says InnovationSpace project leader Prasad Boradkar. Areas of exploration for the 2007-2008 academic year have yet to be determined.
InnovationSpace Awarded Grant from the National Collegiate Inventors & Innovators Alliance
InnovationSpace was awarded a $30,000 grant from the National Collegiate Inventors & Innovators Alliance. The grant, entitled "New Futures for Human Health and Enhancement: An Exploration of Nanotechnology-based Product Concepts in InnovationSpace," will support the work of student teams exploring new nano-based product design and development in the areas of human health and enhancement. The goal of the project is help students realize nanotechnology's promise of generating products and services with revolutionary and positive social benefits.
InnovationSpace Student Teams Receive Project Grants from ASU's Entrepreneur Advantage Project
Three InnovationSpace teams were among the 25 student-led teams to receive grants from ASU's Entrepreneur Advantage Project. Funded by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, the EAP is a new program designed to provide students an opportunity to turn great ideas into action. Each team received $2,000 to defray costs associated with producing their final project concepts including prototype construction, marketing materials and engineering.
Arizona Business Accelerator
Flexible Display Center
Procter & Gamble
Herman Miller Corporation
Center for Nanotechnology in Society