The Senior Capstone project of Jefferson Industrial Design graduates Zach Samalonis (BsID ’20) and Yuhan Zhang (BsID ’20) has been awarded First Place for Students in the Sports & Recreation Category of the 2021 Core77 Design Awards. Together, the pair designed “Swell”, a low-cost waterproof prosthetic foot with increased ankle mobility to enable correct surfing mechanics.
The Senior Capstone is the pinnacle of each student’s experience in the Jefferson ID program. Guided by faculty, two-student design teams dedicate their entire senior year to a single project. Each project is designed to be a showcase of all that they’ve learned over the previous three years as well as a springboard into the professional industrial design world. The extended timeframe allows teams to go in-depth and address a single challenge, build a circle of professional advisors and thoroughly resolve the technical aspects of their design. The results become the centerpiece of their portfolios and a key differentiator in the job market.
Bravo, Zach and Yuhan!
Click the image below to view the team’s Capstone presentation video.