Students from Babson, Olin College of Engineering, and Mass College of Art showcase their innovative products and creative solutions.

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Babson College, the top-ranked entrepreneurship school, will host two Product Design Events on December 5 & 12, 2013.

Babson MBA Product Design Fair 
Date and Time: Thursday, December 5, 2013; 9:00am-1:00pm 
Location: Babson College, Olin Hall, Needham-Wellesley room

Eight teams of Babson MBA students explain and showcase their new product concepts.

New products and solutions include:

  • T-Rex Plate - hold a plate and cup with one hand, to improve mobility and decrease social anxiety
  • Custom solution for driving-related back pain
  • New solution for making cycling in the rain more enjoyable
  • Omnibrew - a sleek, portable, modular brewing system that delivers a fresh cup of coffee
  • The Hooky Box - provides everything you need to never miss that perfect chance to catch a fish
  • Modular toy that adapts to the different needs of babies during the first 12 months of their lives
  •  Proton - a workspace attachment that allows using a laptop from a standing position
  • New app for better trip management

Babson/Olin/MassArt Undergraduate Product Presentations and Exhibit 
Date and Time: Thursday, December 12, 2013; 3:30 pm – 5:00pm 
Location: Babson College, Trim Dining Hall, Room 201/202 

Integrated student teams composed of students from all three schools will showcase and deliver short presentations of their designs and concepts developed during a joint three-school undergraduate course in Product Design.

Seven novel designs include:

  • Notification tags to prevent food waste from spoilage
  •  Clothes freshener to extend the use of clothing without washing
  •  Recirculating sink to save water while hand washing
  •  Flow controller to limit water wasted while washing dishes
  •  Pulsing water timer to provide a sense of time while showering
  •  Shared modular furniture to personalize dorm living and save resources
  •  Aquarium ecosystem linked to home water use to educate children

 For more on the Product Design Events visit Babson Professor Sebastian Fixson’s Innovation By Design website.

About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for Entrepreneurship of All Kinds™. The College is a dynamic living and learning laboratory, where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society -- while at the same time evolving our methods and advancing our programs. We shape the leaders our world needs most: those with strong functional knowledge and the skills and vision to navigate change, accommodate ambiguity, surmount complexity, and motivate teams in a common purpose to create economic and social value. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought and Action® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value. For information, visit

By Barbara Spies Blair,, 781-239-4621 | 12/04/2013 06:00