Daniel Kanitz majored in Industrial Design at the University of Wisconsin-Stout.
While interning with BlueSky Designs he played an integral role in developing the Stand+90.
Current position: Print and Design Specialist, Lands’ End
Photo: Dan is shown “sitting down on the job”, helping Nick test the prototype Watercraft Transfer device.
A team of high school students in a Science Museum Technology program received project support from a MIT-Lemelson Design Award to work on the Watercraft Transfer project.
Daniel Holmes majored in Mechanical Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
In the summer of 2007 Daniel worked on the Powered Mount, experimenting with the gear drive and designing a prototype height adjustment mechanism.
We greatly appreciate the work he accomplished and wish him all the best. Daniel’s future plans include pursuing a Master’s in Engineering.
Winter 2006-2007 Intern
Emilie Sundberg completed a Masters in kinesiology at the University of Minnesota. Emilie undertook usability and human factors analysis of the mount interfaces and lock setting as her Masters project.
The usability testing and product evaluation forms she developed and instituted led to design improvements and increased ease of use.
Emilie also “produced” Rubie just after her stint with BlueSky Designs.
User Experience Researcher, Thomson Reutuers
Acting Head Football Coach, Minnesota Vixen Women’s Football
He joined us as a University of Minnesota Mechanical Engineering undergraduate student. Brian has a BA in Cultural Anthropology and is interested in human factors, product design and ergonomics.
Brian worked on several projects this summer, including:
Construction of a manual wheelchair and seating system for product testing
Conceptual design relating to wheelchair mounting hardware
Design and fabrication of a test fixture for determining the coefficient of friction between fabrics
Participation in Watercraft Transfer Workshop
Kyle Kilbourn joined us as a graduate student of IT Product Design (ITPD) at the University of Southern Denmark.
Kyle contributed in many ways to BlueSky Designs, including:
Development of RESNA Poster
Development of Technical Materials for Tent Technology
Participated in Wilderness Inquiry kayak trip
Assisted in field testing of tents and vestibules
Conducted videoethnographic study of watercraft transfers
Facilitated Watercraft Transfer Workshop