Sunday, February 13, 2011

Sun Prairie's Katlyn Ross Takes 2nd in 18th Annual Student Design Competition (Sun Prairie Star)

Sun Prairie student earns second place in IHA contest

Sun Prairie's Katlyn Ross took 2nd place in the 18th annual Student Design Competition sponsored by the International Housewares Association (IHA) for "Quick-Fix", a first-aid system that makes treating an injury fast and easy.

The design competition’s annual challenge to students is to redesign a current housewares product to meet the needs of the future or to create a concept for a new product. Winning projects are selected for their innovation, understanding of production and marketing principles and quality of entry materials. A jury of 10 designers, working in a blind judging process, recognized great concepts, backed up with research, development and creative design, to award a total of 10 prizes to students in nine design schools in the United States.

Katlyn' project, The "Quick Fix" system, organizes a first aid kit’s contents into smaller boxes that are labeled by type of injury or emergency, such as cuts, burns, stings, breaks/strains, choking and poisoning, and include simple instructions. The kits help users quickly choose the correct supplies and make first aid procedures more intuitive.
Katlyn is a Sun Prairie High School graduate and a senior at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design.

Blogger's Note: Another example of some great entrepreneurship and innovation from folks right here in Sun Prairie. Congratulations Katlyn!

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