Kids’ Zone @EyesOn Design

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On Sunday, June 20th, EyeOn Design hosted its 2010 Automotive Design Show, with the Theme “The Evolution of an Automotive Design.”   It was a beautiful day at the Edsel & Eleanor Ford House in Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan, and the cars were spectacular.

While Auto Industry design experts were judging the cars for their beauty, a team of volunteers from Dassault Systèmes (DS) and Lawrence Technological University (LTU) teamed up to help inspire the next generation of designers in Detroit at the Kids’ Zone.

The DS team consisted of members of the staff who specialize in supporting the Auto Industry with software solutions for design and the entire enterprise.  The LTU staff was made up of students from the School of Transportation and Industrial Design.

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Using wood blocks (bucks) and Playdoh modeling clay, over 60 children of all ages used their creativity to build model cars from the past, present and future.  The volunteer team from DS and LTU served as guides for the would-be car designers, although they didn’t need much help.

Highlights include a minivan with sunglasses, a car with a radar dish, a 1951 Chevy Bel Air look alike, and a car with two pools attached.

It was lots of fun to see the evolution of design through the eyes of our young people. Thanks to everyone who participated!

You can see the children’s designs below . . .






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