Boost Lab is holding a public exhibition from November 5 to December 5, 2023, at the VCUarts Qatar campus.
The exhibition showcases the first four products created and completed by Boost Lab researchers at VCUarts Qatar. These products are commercially available in retail shops and online. The products on display are Shway x , a checklist embosser designed by Yeon Geong Hwang; Seed Pod Mini, a songbird feeder designed by Rab McClure; Gorgeous, an indoor gardening accessory designed by Stella Colaleo, and Doha Takeaway, a set of portable souvenirs designed by Asma Derouiche.
The lab has also announced an open call to local designers holding a terminal degree in art or design to submit proposals for scalable product designs. Local designers, including VCUarts Qatar alumni, staff and faculty, with an idea for a novel product are encouraged to apply. Applicants need to submit a written statement—two pages or less, with captioned illustrations—outlining the project they would like to develop with the Boost Lab. The statement should also describe the underlying problem and how gaps in the marketplace create an opening for a better solution.
Applicants also need to explain how their approach would produce a novel, innovative or more satisfying customer experience. The Boost Lab specializes in 3D printing for rapid prototyping and the proposals should articulate how they intend to leverage this capacity.
The deadline for proposals is January 1, 2024.