The Design Lab at NYU MakerSpace
The idea for the Design Lab was born out of a student initiative with the support of Anne-Laure Fayard. In the spring of 2012, the OpenIDEO Student Chapter at NYU (now Design for America of NYU) used the design thinking process to launch an open innovation called ‘My Vibrant Campus,’ inviting students to collaboratively design spaces and services in and around the campus that would address a clear need for a space where students could meet, work, and get inspired.
From this challenge emerged the Greenhouse, a space aimed at fostering innovation, collaboration, and cross-pollination of talents across the NYU community. The Greenhouse led to conversations about the need for more prototyping spaces and in 2018 it was brought under the NYU MakerSpace and renamed the Design Lab, to ensure continued support and maintain growth. Anne-Laure Fayard was the Faculty advisor for the Design Lab until 2022.
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