Dundee students represent UK at Microsoft Expo

Microsoft is inviting a handful of design schools from around the world to exhibit at its annual Design Expo this summer.

The University of Dundee is the UK’s sole representative at the knowledge-sharing event, which is part of the Microsoft Research Faculty Summit. This year’s theme is learning and education.

Dundee’s students will join those from the Art Center Pasadena and the Carnegie Mellon School of Design in the US, the Eindhoven Department of Industrial Design in the Netherlands, and students from China and Mexico.

Students on Dundee’s interactive media and innovative product design courses have been divided into teams and are now competing against each other to attend the conference.

Microsoft’s brief asks for ‘the demonstration of exceptional design process and ideas with solutions that think beyond traditional software’, according to a university spokesperson.

The students will spend the next two months developing their ideas before one team is chosen to represent the university at the expo.

That team will fly out to Microsoft’s research faculty in Washington at the end of July.

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