Jennifer Astwood

School of Art and Design

Office: 225G Applied Arts
Phone: 715/232-3699


  •  M.F.A. Art and Design
    • University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign
    • 2007
  • Art Center at Night
    • Pasadena, CA
    • 2003
  • B.F.A. Industrial Design
    • University of Illinois in Chicago
    • 2001

Courses Taught

DES-205 Design Drawing and Concept Visualization

DES-231 Product Form and Visualization

DES-232 ID2, Ergonomics

DES-256 Slip-Casting for Designers and Artists

DES-331 Product Interface Design

DES-405 Advanced Presentation Techniques

DES-431 System, Environment and Context

DES-432 Theory, Society and Application

DES-712 Sustainable Design Practice

SUST-432/632 Global Sustainability Experience in Design & Manufacturing


  • Interdisciplinary Sustainability Design and Development Education: Research, Development and Discovery
    • American Society of Engineering Education
    • 2011 Conference-Vancouver, BC
    • Peer-Reviewed

 Sponsored Classroom Projects

  • DES-405: Advanced Presentation Techniques
    • Sponsored by Hatco Corporation
    • Developed heat and decorative lamp concepts
    • 2013
  • DES-432: Theory, Society and Application
    • Sponsored by DesignWise Medical
    • Conducted ethnographic research
    • Developed products to suit unmet needs
    • 2010-2011
  • DES-331: Product Interface Design
    • Sponsored by Hatco Corporation
    • Redesigned GRHD and GRHDD food warmer units
    • 2010
  • DES-331: Product Interface Design
    • Sponsored by DesignWise Medical
    • Designed vein transilluminator
    • 2009