During my 4-month internship at Steelcase, I worked in the Education category designing furniture for modern learning spaces. Although it was impossible to experience the whole product development and launch process, I was lucky enough to contribute to two projects at different stages, which gave me an overview of a designer’s role in the PD&L process.
Most of my work here is about communication and collaboration. I would explore design ideas through sketches, renderings, physical models, and digital models. Then, conversations among designers and engineers/project managers/marketing specialists happen with these mediums' help.
Besides working on projects, us interns also visited several plants to get a closer look at how
things are made.
I’m greatful for this challenging but meaningful experience and for all those snow that I have never seen before : D