Today (July 16, 2011) we’ll celebrate the official opening of the Studio 804 building. Although the new building will signify the start of a physical location, the concept and activity ...
The CDR prides itself in having one of the first electric vehicle charging stations in Kansas. After a long and careful review of different charger manufacturers, we decided on Schneider Electric. As a global specialist in energy management, Schneider Electric has been an active contributor in the electric vehicle (EV) market for more than a […]
Gregory Thomas, director of the Center for Design Research was interviewed on the Peggy Smedley Show March 12, 2013. Although the show was to cover a wide range of topics, it was limited to the future of the autonomous car and status of the connected car market. The CDR is currently conducting research in: A […]
The CDR was pleased to get the following information from WordPress, which we currently used for support of this site. • This blog got about 5,700 views in 2012. • There were 17 new post, growing an archive of this blog to 36 post. • The busiest day was July 11th with 94 views. The […]
The CDR has just obtained delivery of a Ford “buck” car. The buck is a new car cut in half with all the interior and control elements for use in studying the ergonomics, human factors for the scheduled spring project for Ford. The project involves developing new control devices in the Ford product and the […]
Gregory Thomas writes an article that is featured in Connected World. Connected World is the Chicago based online and print publication with current topic on all things connected. Prof. Thomas gave a keynote speech at the annual conference last June and has had several article about the work of the CDR featured by CW. Thomas […]
The CDR was honored last week by the five page picture editorial about the complex. The Lawrence Business Magazine is a Lawrence based publication produced by the Kern Group. Lawrence Business Magazine aims “to tell the stories behind our local storefronts – revealing all aspects of business from board room productivity to back room sweat […]
August, 2012 The fall season of classes resumed with the School of Architecture, Design & Planning hosting their first full faculty meeting in the 804 building at the CDR complex. Dean John Gaunt presided over the meeting.
June, 2012 LAWRENCE – University of Kansas research on distracted driving and wireless automobile technology will get top billing at a major mobile technology convention this week. Greg Thomas, professor of design and director of the KU Center for Design Research, will deliver a keynote address June 13 at the Connected World Conference, a three-day […]
LAWRENCE – Beginning in January 2013, a team of students and faculty from the KU Center for Design Research will collaborate with Ford Motor Company on new designs that might someday end up in Ford vehicles. Under the direction of Greg Thomas, professor of design in the School of the Architecture, Design and Planning and […]
LAWRENCE – Ask anyone with diabetes, and they’ll tell you it’s among the most challenging and frustrating diseases to manage. But a team of University of Kansas faculty and students will soon be working to make diabetes management easier – and they’ll partner with industry leader Bayer HealthCare to do it. Beginning this fall, students […]