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Barry Matthew Kudrowitz, phd

Assistant Professor of Product Design (and)
Director of the Product Design Graduate Minor
College of Design
Department of Design, Housing and Apparel
University of Minnesota 

37 Rapson Hall, 89 Church Street SE, Minneapolis MN 55455  
barryk[at]umn.edu
www.wonderbarry.com
@kudrowitz

Research Interests

Perception, Evaluation, and Testing of Creativity
Play and Humor in Design
Creativity and Idea Generation Tools
Design of Food
Concept Visualization and Sketching
Product Design Education

Education

Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, 2010
MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Thesis: "Ha Ha and Aha! Creativity Idea Generation, Improvisational Humor and Product Design"

Exchange Student (Free Mover) Industrial Design Engineering, 2006
TU Delft, Netherlands

M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, 2006
MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Thesis: "An Exploration of Concepts for Projectile Toys"

B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, 2004
University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida
Thesis: The Application of Pneumatic Capsule Pipelines in Conjunction with Linear Induction Motors Towards the Enhancement of the Thrill Ride Industry

Positions Held

2011-present   Assistant Professor, Product Design, University of Minnesota, MN, USA
2011-present   Affiliate Member, Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota, MN, USA
2014-present   Affiliate Member, Human Factors, University of Minnesota, MN, USA
2011-present   Director of Product Design, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, MN, USA     
2011-2014       Creative Director, Popcorn Tuba LLP, Minneapolis, MN, USA
2011-2013       Fellow, Philadelphia University, College of Design Engineering and Commerce
2011                 Post Doctoral Associate, Mechanical Engineering, MIT, Cambridge, MA, USA
2009 – 2010    Instructor-G, Mechanical Engineering, MIT, Cambridge, MA, USA
2007-2008       Teaching Assistant, Mechanical Engineering, MIT, Cambridge, MA, USA
2005-2006       Research Assistant, Mechanical Engineering, MIT, Cambridge, MA, US

Scholarship

Refereed Journal Publications

Kudrowitz, B. & Dippo, C. (2014). When Does a Paper Clip become a Sundial? Exploring the Progression of Novelty in the Alternative Uses Test. Journal of Integrated Design and Process Science: Special Issue on Applications and Theory of Computational Creativity. 17(4), 3-18.
Download: http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=2692123

Kudrowitz, B., Te, P., & Wallace, D. (2012). The Influence of Sketch Quality on Perception of Product-Idea Creativity.  Artificial Intelligence for Engineering Design and Manufacturing: Special Issue on Sketching. 26(3), 267-279. Most downloaded of AI EDAM 2012.
Download: http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=2349427

Kudrowitz, B. & Wallace, D. (2012). Assessing the Quality of Ideas from Prolific, Early Stage Product Ideation. Journal of Engineering Design: Special Issue on Design Creativity. 24(2), 120-139.
Download: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/09544828.2012.676633

Ludden, G., Kudrowitz, B., Schifferstein, H., & Hekkert, P. (2012). Surprise and Humor in Product Design. Humor: The International Journal of Humor. 25(3), 285–309.
Download: http://doc.utwente.nl/81647/

Kudrowitz, B. & Wallace, D. (2010).  The Play Pyramid: A Play Classification and Ideation Tool for Toy Design. The Journal of Arts and Technology. 3(1), 36-56.
Download: http://www.inderscience.com/info/inarticle.php?artid=30492

Book Chapters

Kudrowitz, B. (2014). Emerging Technology in Toy Design. In J. Folllett (Ed), Designing for Emerging Technologies. (237-254) O’Reilly Media.
Download: http://shop.oreilly.com/product/0636920030676.do

Refereed Conference Proceedings

Alfalah, S., Kudrowitz, B., & Vickers, Z. (November 2015). Playful Design and Children’s (dis)Liking of Vegetables. Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Food Design. New York, NY.
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Pilgrim-Rukavina, N. & Kudrowitz, B. (November 2015). Exploring the effects of warm-up games, criticism and group discussion on brainstorming productivity. IASDR InterPlay 2015, Brisbane, Australia.
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Johnson, K. & Kudrowitz, B. (November 2015). A Relationship Between Physical Construction Play as Children and Adult Creativity Scores. IASDR InterPlay 2015, Brisbane, Australia.
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Dippo, C. & Kudrowitz, B. (2015). The Effects of Elaboration in Creativity Tests as it Pertains to Overall Scores and How it Might Prevent a Person From Thinking of Creative Ideas During the Early Stages of Brainstorming and Idea Generation. ASME Proceedings of the 27th International Conference on Design Theory and Methodology 2015, Boston, MA.  (word count: 3086)
Download: http://proceedings.asmedigitalcollection.asme.org/proceeding.aspx?articleid=1830520

Kudrowitz, B., Oxborough, A., Stover, E. & Choi, J. (2014, June). The Chef as Designer: Classifying the Techniques that Chefs use in Creating Innovative Dishes. Design Research Society Conference 2014, UMEA.
Download: http://www.drs2014.org/media/654516/0375-file1.pdf

Kudrowitz, B. & Dippo, C. (2013, August). Getting to the Novel Ideas: Exploring the Alternative Uses Test of Divergent Thinking. ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences 2013. Portland, OR.
Download: http://proceedings.asmedigitalcollection.asme.org/proceeding.aspx?articleid=1830520

Kudrowitz, B., Te, P., & Wallace, D. (2011, October). The Influence of Sketch Quality on Perception of Product-Idea Creativity.  IASDR2011, the 4th World Conference on Design Research. Delft, Netherlands. Reviewer’s Favorite.
Download More Recent Publication: http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=2349427


Kudrowitz, B. & Wallace, D. (2010, October). Improvisational Comedy and Product Design Ideation: Making Non-Obvious Connections between Seemingly Unrelated Things. International Conference on Design and Emotion. Chicago. Nominated for Best Paper.
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http://www.designandemotion.org/library/page/viewDoc/127

Kudrowitz, B. & Wallace, D. (2010, August) Assessing the Quality of Ideas from Prolific, Early Stage Product Ideation. ASME 2010 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences. Montreal, Canada. Pg. 381-391.
Download: http://proceedings.asmedigitalcollection.asme.org/proceeding.aspx?articleid=1612353

Kudrowitz, B. & Wallace, D. (2008, July). The Play Pyramid: A Play Classification and Ideation Tool for Toy Design. International Toy Research Association 5th World Congress 'Toys and Culture'.Napflion, Greece.
Download More Recent Publication: http://www.inderscience.com/info/inarticle.php?artid=30492

Gutowski, T., Taplett, A., Kudrowitz, B, et al. (2008, May). Environmental Life Style Analysis (ELSA). IEEE International Symposium on Electronics and the Environment. San Francisco, USA.
Download: http://web.mit.edu/ebm/www/Publications/ELSA%20IEEE%202008.pdf

Other Publications

Kudrowitz, B. (2013). How (some) board games can help us be (more) innovative. In C. McCarthy and T. Rawson (Eds.). Insights Magazine, Vol 7 (12-16). Innovation Learning Network.
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Intellectual Property

2007 - Toy Projectile Launching Device
US Patent Application US20080078366

2004 - Endoscopic Biopsy Needle Design
US Patent Application US20080300507

Invited Presentations

International

“Creative Methods in Modernist Cuisine.” Talk. University of Twente. Enschede, Netherlands. August 12, 2015.
“How Play and Humor Help us Innovate.” Talk. BMW Guggenheim Lab. Berlin, Germany. June 23, 2012.
“Designing Discovery-Enriched Curriculum.” Keynote. City University of Hong Kong. April 18, 2011.
“Creative Toy Design and Engineering.”  Talk. The Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (IVE).  Hong Kong. June 21-25, 2010.
“Design for Play. Play for Design." Keynote. International Conference on Toys and Children's Products. Alicante, Spain. May 14, 2009.
“Gathering Ideas: Product Design and Innovation." Speaker. Design Cork Seminar. Lisbon, Portugal. May 16, 2008.

National

“TBD.” Keynote. Association of Educational Communications and Technology. Las Vegas, NV. October 17, 2016.
“How Play and Humor Fuel Innovation.” Talk. Miami University. Oxford, OH. February 26, 2016
“How Play and Humor Fuel Innovation.” Talk. Big 10 Housing Conference. Minneapolis, NN October 27, 2016.
“Creativity and Innovation.” Keynote. Boston Scientific. Maple Grove, MN. October 20, 2015.
“Food and Design.” Talk. Minneapolis Institute of Art. September 19, 2015.
“Everyday Superpowers.” Talk. Science Museum of Minnesota. St. Paul. MN. August 6, 2015.
“Radical Ideas Today Will Be Commonplace Tomorrow.” Talk. Fast Horse. Minneapolis, MN. July 16, 2015.
“Radical Ideas Today Will Be Commonplace Tomorrow.” Talk. Creative Mornings. Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis, MN. June 25, 2015.
“Facilitating Creativity Through Humor and Play.” Talk. University of Oregon. Corvallis, OR. May 27, 2015.
“Creative Methods in Modernist Cuisine.” Talk. University of Oregon. Corvallis, OR. May 27, 2015.
“Creativity, Play and Improvisation.” Keynote. Minnesota Library Association Institute for Leadership Excellence. Sugar Lake, MN. May 11, 2015. 
“Facilitating Creativity through Humor and Play.” Talk. Society of Women Engineers Minnesota Section Spring Seminar. Boston Scientific, Maple Grove, MN, March 28th, 2015.
“Facilitating Creativity through Humor and Play.” Keynote. John Tate Academic Advising Conference. University of Minnesota. March 12, 2015.
“An Introduction to Design Thinking.” Talk. Boston Scientific Campus Visit. UMN. March 10, 2015.
“Fueling Innovation at the University of Minnesota.” Talk. University of Minnesota Foundation Board of Trustees Meeting, UMN. February 18, , 2015.
“Creative Design: Harnessing the Power of Play.” Webinar. College of Continuing Education, UMN. November 17, 2014.
“Creative Methods of Chefs,” Keynote. HEIB Home Economists in Business Meeting. Land O’Lakes, MN. Nov 6, 2014.
“Problem Finding and User Needs.” Keynote. Minitex CALD Day. St. Cloud, MN. October 27, 2014
“The Importance of Play and Humor in Creative Design.” Talk. Georgia Tech. Atlanta, GA. October 23, 2014.
“Why Technical Leaders Should Embrace Playfulness and Humor.” Talk. Technical Speaking Leadership in Action. University of Minnesota. Oct 16, 2014.
“How Humor can Fuel Innovation.” Keynote. Minneapolis Idea eXchange. Minneapolis, MN. Oct 2, 2014.
“The Importance of Play and Humor for Creative Design.” Talk. Medical Devices Center, MN. Sept 12, 2014.
“Inspiring Creativity Through Play and Humor.” Talk. Minitex Staff Day. St. Paul, MN.  July 29, 2014.
“The Importance of Play and Humor in Creative Design.” Talk. Capstone Publishing. Edina, MN. July 15, 2014
“Culinary Applications of Rheology.” Talk. Rheology Measurements Short Course. Minneapolis, MN. June 11, 2014.
“Using Play and Humor for Innovation and Collaboration.” Talk. Collegis Education. Edina, MN. June 24, 2014.
“Ha Ha and Aha! Play and Humor in Design.” Talk. SEE CHANGE Conference. Minneapolis, MN. May 13-14, 2014.
“How Humor Can Fuel Innovation.” Talk. TEDxUMN. University of Minnesota. April 27, 2014.
“Seinfeldian Design: Observation and Problem Finding.” Keynote. Minnesota Library Association Institute for Leadership Excellence. April 25, 2014.
“Where Creativity Comes From.” Talk. Boston Scientific. McNamara, UMN. Apr 15, 2014.
“Play Humor and Creativity.” Talk. Exploring the Fundamentals of Engineering.  Mahtomedi Engineering Open House. Apr. 5, 2014.
“The Creative Methods of Chefs.” Talk. Architecture Catalyst Series. University of Minnesota. March 12, 2014.
“How Play and Humor Fuel Innovation.” Talk. University of Texas A&M, Mechanical Engineering Department.  College Station, TX. November 27, 2013.
“Inspiring Creativity through Humor and Play.” Talk. American Institute of Architects (AIA) 79th Annual Convention & Exposition. Minneapolis Convention Center, MN. November 15, 2013.
“How Play and Humor Fuel Innovation.” Talk. University of Illinois, Champaign Urbana. Colleges of Engineering and Art and Design. Champaign, IL. September 13, 2013.
“The Importance of Play.” Convocation Keynote Speech. Minneapolis, MN. August 29, 2013.
“Sketch Your Ideas!” Talk. College of Design, Welcome Week/College Day. Minneapolis, MN. August 29, 2013.
“How Play and Humor Help Us Innovate.” Talk. 11th Annual Society of Concurrent Product Development (SCPD) Conference. 3M, St. Paul, MN. June 26, 2013.
“The Importance of Play and Humor in the Creative Design Process.” Talk. Product Development and Management Association (PDMA-MN). Blaine, MN. May 15, 2013.
“The Importance of Play and Humor in Creative Design Practice.” Talk. Target Women’s Business Council Event. Target Headquarters. Minneapolis, MN. March 8, 2013. 
“How Play and Humor Help us Innovate.” Keynote. Medtronic. Minneapolis, MN. January 25, 2013.
“The Importance of Play and Humor in Creative Design Practice” Talk. War Memorial Hospital. Sault Ste. Marie, MI. January 15, 2013.
“The Importance of Play and Humor in Creative Design Practice.” Talk. RetailGreen. Phoenix, AZ. Nov 27. 2012.
“Sketch Your Ideas!” Talk. University of Minnesota Backstage Pass: An Event for National Merit Semifinalists. Minneapolis, MN. November 2, 2012.
“The Importance of Play and Humor in Creative Design Practice.” Talk. American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). Plymouth, MN. October 10, 2012.
“A Playful Product Design Process.” Talk. 3M Tech Forum. Lake Elmo, MN. August 16, 2012. 
“The Importance of Play and Humor in Creative Design Practice.” Talk. Innovation Learning Network (ILN). Detroit, IL. May 15, 2012.
“Play, Humor and Creativity.” Talk. Vanderbilt University. Nashville, TN. March 26, 2012.
“Importance of Play and Humor in Creative Design Practice.” Talk. 3M Tech Forum. St. Paul. March 2, 2012.
“The Importance of Play and Humor in Creative Design Practice.” Talk. Target Engineer Week. Target Headquarters. Minneapolis, MN. Feb 20, 2012.
“Creativity and Leadership.” Talk. 2011-2012 President’s Emerging Leaders Program. St. Paul. February 17, 2012.
“The Importance of Play and Humor in Creative Design Practice.” Talk. Mayo Clinic, Systems Engineering and Operations Research Collaborative. Rochester, MN. Jan 13, 2012.
“Play and Creative Design.” Talk. The Works, Science and Engineering Museum. Bloomington, MN. Dec 8, 2011.
“Play, Humor and Creativity.” Talk. Pixel Farm Digital. Minneapolis, MN. Dec 8, 2011.
“Play, Humor and Creativity.” Talk. Logic Product Design. Minneapolis, MN. May 25, 2011.
“Play, Humor and Creativity.” Talk. Philadelphia University. Philadelphia, PA. May 19, 2011.
“Design of a Nerf Blaster in 7 Minutes.” Talk. Design in 7. University of Minnesota. Minneapolis. April 14, 2011.
“A Playful Product Design Process.” Talk. Design Intersections Symposium. Minneapolis, March 31, 2011.
“Increasing Creativity and Fluency in Product Design Idea Generation.” Talk. MIT, Mechanical Engineering. Cambridge, MA. March 14, 2011. 
“The Humor of Innovation.”  Talk and Panelist. Making, Selling, Buying, Using: Emerging Issues in Product Design. Minneapolis, MN. September 17, 2010.
“Real Toys for an Increasing Virtual World.” Panelist. Sandbox Summit: iPlay, YouPlay, WiiPlay. MIT, Cambridge, MA. May 18-19, 2010
“Fueling Design Innovation: Relationships Between Creativity, Humor and Play.” Talk. MIT Media Lab. March 10, 2010.

International Workshops

“Food and Design.” 2-Day Workshop. University of Twente. Enschede, Netherlands. August 11, 2015
 Toy Product Deisgn Process.”  5-Day Workshop. The Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (IVE).  Hong Kong. June 21-25, 2010.
“Ideating Discovery-Enriched Curriculum.” Workshop. City University of Hong Kong. April 19-20, 2011.  
“Idea Generation Through Improvisation.” Workshop. BMW Guggenheim Lab. Berlin, Germany. June 23, 2012.

National Workshops

“A Hands-on Introduction to a Creative Design Process.” Workshop. NSF EngrTEAMS. St. Paul, MN July 7, 2015.
 “A Hands-on Introduction to a Creative Product Design Process.” University of Oregon. Corvallis, OR. May 28, 2015.
“A Hands-on Introduction to a Creative Product Design Process.” Milestone AV. Eden Prairie, MN. May 14, 2015.
“Creative Product Design Process.” Minitex CALD Day. St. Cloud. October 27, 2014.
“Blue Sky Idea Generation.” Workshop. Architecture Graduate Orientation. St. John’s University, MN. August 9, 2014
“Design and Prototyping with Technology.” Architecture and Design Education Network. Cranbrook Academy, MI. August 1, 2014.
“Ideation Workshop: Blue Sky Idea Generation.” Minnesota UXPA (User Experience Professionals Association). University of Minnesota. June 12, 2014.
“Brainstorming for Medical Devices.” Design of Medical Devices Conference Medical Device Innovation. April 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012.
 “An Abbreviated Hands-On Introduction to Creative Idea Generation.” Vascular Solutions. Nov 22, 2013. Maple Grove.
“Transforming Education with Design Thinking.” Forum on the Sustainability of Higher Education. October 14, 2013.
“Blue Sky Idea Generation for Fluid Power Storage.” NSF Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP) Annual Meeting and ASME/Bath Symposium on Fluid Power and Motion Control. Sarasota, October 9, 2013.
“Improvisation for Innovation.” Boston Scientific. Young Leadership Assocation. July 22, 2013, Maple Grove.
“A Creative Product Design Process” and “Structured Ideation.” ATK. May 21-22. 2013
“Idea Generation Through Improvisation.” Minnesota Library Association Institute for Leadership Excellence. Breezy Point, MN. May 16, 2013. 
“Improvisation for Idea Generation.” University of Minnesota Communicators Forum. Minneapolis, MN. Feb 1, 2013.
A Hands-on Introduction to a Creative Product Design Process.” War Memorial Hospital. Sault Ste. Marie, MI. January 16-17, 2013.
“A Hands-on Introduction to a Creative Product Design Process.” Starkey. Eden Prairie, MN. January 8, 2013.
“Improv and Idea Generation for the Classroom.” Design Lab for Educators. Minneapolis, MN. Dec 6, 2012.
“Target Brainstorm: Future of Target Store Experience.” University of Minnesota. November 15, 2012.
“A Humorous, Playful Brainstorming Process.” Curb Center Creative Practice Bootcamp. Vanderbilt. Nashville, TN. August 31, 2012.
“Improvisation for Idea Generation.” Walker Kitchen Lab. Minneapolis, MN. June 18, 2012.
“A Hands-on Introduction to a Creative Product Design Process.” Innovation Learning Network (ILN) InPerson. Detroit, IL. May 16, 2012.
“Mash-Up: Transforming Education with Design Thinking.” Council of Educational Facility Planners International, Midwest Regional Conference. Minneapolis, MN. April 25-27, 2012.
 “Innovation and Brainstorming.” 3M Skin/Wound Care Division. St. Paul, MN. March 6, 2012. .
“Improv and Idea Generation.” Mayo Clinic, Center for Innnovation. Rochester, MN. Jan 13, 2012.
“Play, Humor and Creativity.” Creative Kid Stuff Corporate, Minneapolis, MN.  July 14, 2011
“Play, Humor and Creativity.” 3M. St. Paul, MN.  May 18, 2011.
“Play and Idea Generation.” Seminar for Mechanical Engineering Students in Computer Aided Design.  Purdue University, West Lafayette. January 28, 2011.

Media Exposure

Television/Film

“U of M Students Mix Apples and Design” KSTP Channel 5 Eyewitness News. October 15, 2014.
“University of Minnesota Students Take Culinary Arts to the Next Level” KSTP Channel 5 Eyewitness News. November 28, 2013.
 “Twister Inventor Dies in MN” Fox 9 News. July 11, 2013
“Food, Space and 3D printing.” With John Hines on WCCO. May 23, 2013
Jeanne Moos. "How to Separate Your Oreo." The Situation Room, CNN News. March 12, 2013.
“U of M Oreo Splitter.” Fox 9 News. Friday March 1, 2013.
“Design professor & toy lover Barry Kudrowitz talks toys, creativity, and why play matters.”  The Roadhouse. WTIP North Shore Community Radio 90.7FM. Nov 30, 2012.
“Musical Toy Story.” Daily Planet. Discovery Canada. January 18, 2012.
“Good Question: What Toys Will Be Hot For the Holidays?” Channel 4 News. CBS Local. Sept 20, 2011.
“Transformers 2 – Deleted Scene.” Conan. TBS. June 28, 2011.
“Food.” Off The Air. Episode 2. Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim. May 25, 2011.
“Creating Toys for Credit at U of M” Fox 9 News. M.A. Rosko Interview. FOX. May 11, 2011.
“Star Wars – Deleted Scene.” Conan. TBS. Jan 11, 2011.
“Barry Kudrowitz: Brainstorming in the MIT Toy Lab." Imagine It! 2. DVD. Infinite Loop Media LLC. July, 2009.
“Unuseless Inventions." Martha Stewart Show. Fine Living Channel. New York. Feb 15th, 2008.
“Rock On: Episode 2." Design Squad.  PBS. Boston.  2007
“Archimedes Death Ray: Episode 46." Mythbusters. Discovery Channel.  San Francisco.  January 25, 2006.

Magazine

Meleah Maynard. “Toy Story.” Legacy: Alumni Magazine Cover story. Fall 2014.
Quinton Skinner. “Prof’s Food Design Class Really Cooks. Minnesota Monthly. March 2014.
Jacqueline Detwiler, Best Buys. Hemispheres Inflight Magazine. November 2011
Ledetta Wossen. “Toy Boy.” MADE Magazine. Issue 2. Profile Feature. Pg. 42-45. 2011
John. B. Carnett. “PopSci's 25 Most Awesome College Labs 2011.” Popular Science. Aug 2011
Thomas Grose. “Hot Courses.” American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) PRISM. Summer 2011.
Rena Marie Pacella. “Mind –Blowing College Labs" Popular ScienceSeptember 2010.
Paul McMorrow. “Good Bostonian: Barry Kudrowitz, Product Designer. " Boston’s Weekly Dig. Aug 2007.
Etienne Benson. “Toy Stories.” Association for Psychological Science Observer. December 2006.
Paul McMorrow. “Bringing Cambridge What it Badly Needs: A Death Ray.” Boston’s Weekly Dig. Oct 19, 2005.
“20 Coolest People in Orlando.” Axis Magazine. November 2004.

Newspaper

Thom Johnson. “Improv Doodling as Sport.” Minnesota Daily. October 17, 2013.
Richard Chin. “Orobot: One Solution to your pesky Oreo cookie-from-crème problem.” Pioneer Press. March 6th, 2013.
Alex Gaterud. “U Students Share Their Toy Stories.” Star Tribune. May 2011.
Jessica Lussenhop. “The Land of GoBots, Pound Puppies, and Care Bears.” City Pages. March 30, 2011.
Richard Chin. “Toys R’ Him.” Pioneer Press. March 1st, 2011.
Amanda Hamon. “Future Engineers Try Thinking Outside the Sandbox.” Lafayette Indiana News. Jan. 29, 2011.
Katy Jordan. “Wily Wonks and the High-Tech Toy Factory.” Boston Herald. May 16, 2010
Sarah Wright. “Toy Soldier: At Play with Barry Kudrowitz, MIT Toy Designer.” MIT Tech Talk. Dec 12, 2007.
Anne Trafton. “Toy Designers Make Brushing Fun.” MIT Tech Talk. May 24, 2006.

Online Publications and Blogs

Sally Koering Zimney. “009: Barry Kudrowitz – On Creativity and Innovation.” This Moved Me Podcast. December 17, 2014
Eric Butterman. “Top 6 Mechanical Toys of All Time.” ASME.org. September, 2014.
Mac Cameron. “3D Printing Unleashes Creativity at UMN’s Toy Product Design Class Hosted by MIT Alumnus Barry Kudrowitz.” Stratasys Blog for a 3D World. July 10, 2014.
Joe Berkowitz. "Two Toy Scientists Get Cremed By Another Oreo Separator." Fast Co Create. March 4, 2013.
Andrew Liszewski. “An Even Better Oreo Separating Machine Blasts Hot Crème in Your Mouth.” Gizmodo. Mar 4, 2013.
Glen Tickle. “Second Oreo Separator Machine Surfaces, Sprays Hot Crème in Your face.” GeekoSystem. Mar 3, 2013
Rusty Blazenhoff. “Toy Scientists Create Their own Machine to Separate Oreo Cookies.” Laughing Squid. Mar 1, 2013.
Tim Nudd. “Toy Scientists are Much Better at Separating an Oreo Than Ad Guys” ADFREAK. March 1, 2013.
Bridget Aymar. “How to spark your creativity: tips from a toy designer.” Business @ the U of M Blog. October 5, 2012.
Christine McLaren. “Ha ha, Ha ha … Aha! How a Toy Designer Could Teach Us to Save Our Cities.” BMW Guggenheim Lab Log. June 26, 2012.
John Cheese. “The 9 Most Brilliant Pieces of Comedy Hiding on YouTube.” Cracked.com. June 21. 2012.
Bill Magdalene. “Prototype. Test. Repeat.” UMNews Feature. May 31, 2012.
Jill Jensen. “University Professor Launches New Word Game for iPhone.” The Minnesota Daily. Sept 29, 2011.
Elizabeth Giorgi. “Jumping into Toy Design.” UMNewsFeature. May 13, 2011.
Rain Noe. “Dangerous Toys and Other Different Thinking.” Core 77. Mar 1, 2011.
Christa Meland. “U of M Debuts Toy Design Class; Local Co. to Advise.” Twin Cities Business. Jan. 26, 2011.
Mark Frauenfelder. “Ketchup Dispensing Mobile Robot.” Boing Boing. Jan 12, 2011
Michael Tedder. “Toy Story." FLYP MediaIssue 30. May 26 - June 7, 2009.
John Park. “Nerf Atom Blaster from Concept to Production.” MAKE. Nov 27, 2008
Levi Fishman. “Get a B.A. in Toy Design (Batteries not Included).” Columbia News Service. Dec 6, 2007.
David Pescovitz. “Archimedes’s Death Ray Realized.” Boing Boing.Oct 6, 2005.
Barb Dybwad. “The Catsup Crapper.” Engadget. Sept 1, 2005.

 

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