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Simon Narode
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  • Portland, OR
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What brings you to the green product design network?
I have always been passionate about environmentalism, and am interested in new ways to live sustainably. I am going to be entering the University of Oreogn in the fall as a freshman in the Clark Honors College. I am planning on majoring in Business Administration and Philosophy.
What kinds of expertise can you bring to the community?
In my junior year of high school, I became a founding member of my school’s first sustainability committee. We worked to identify and implement sustainable practices throughout the school. I personally led several initiatives such as a project to install dual-flush handles in school bathrooms to reduce water waste. I also began a composting system on campus to utilize student snack waste (fruit peels, tea bags, etc.) as well as cafeteria food waste to help feed the various gardens across the campus.
What is your current affiliation?
University of Oregon

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At 8:17am on August 22, 2010, Julie Haack said…
Welcome to the network! I wanted to let you know about a great course being offered this fall called Introduction to Product Design course PD 199. Product Design is all about inventing things that solve problems.

This is a great opportunity to learn how your interests could impact the design of new products. In addition, this is a fantastic opportunity to learn about the world of design and develop a design portfolio.

Topics covered include:
Design SuperStars
How we design new products.
Bics & Sharpies: how they make drawings look good
Using Recyclables for cheap, cool models
SketchUp! The peoples CAD
Storytelling: Visually with Text
Create an Attention-grabbing Portfolio

Course Title: Introduction to Product Design
Course Number: PD 199 (CRN: 17402)
Course Dates: Fall term 2010
Class Times: 6pm – 7:50 pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays

This course is supported by the Green Product Design Network (; a collaboration between green chemistry, product design, the center for sustainable business practices, journalism and communication at the University of Oregon.

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