Open Style Lab
Thank you to our applicants for your overwhelming response! The final OSL 2014 Fellow cohort will be announced the first week of May.

A 10-week summer program (June 13-August 16, 2014) for design, occupational therapy and engineering students to create clothing solutions for people with disabilities collaboratively.

Program Schedule
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June 13, 2014, 6-10pm

Open Style Lab Kickoff Weekend

Student & Client Introductions; Accessibility Training; What are ethnographic techniques?


June 14, 2014, 10-5pm

How to document your research process with film; How Occupational Therapists think; Student team-client matching; Adaptive design showcase




June 21 & 28, 2014

Client visits:

Spend time with client in daily life settings and identify a clothing challenge together.





July 5, 2014, 10-5pm

Educational Module 1: Functionality & Aesthetics

Mentor Meeting 1

July 12, 2014

Design & Prototype Testing (with client)

July 19, 2014, 10-5pm

Educational Module 2: Wearable Technology

Mentor Meeting 2

July 25, 2014

Design & Prototype Testing (with client)

August 2, 2014

Educational Module 3: Logistics of Fashion Retail

Mentor Meeting 3




August 9, 2014, 10-5pm

Final fabrication & fittings with client




August 16, 2014, 10-5pm

Final in-class presentations


October 4, 11, 18, 25, 2014

Public presentations at Museum of Science, Boston