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Product Design alumnus William Tang (’10) designed Hinge, a compact and versatile stand for the iPad. He introduces his product in the excerpt below:
Hinge for iPad hugs the iPad to hold it at the perfect angle—from a comfortable typing position on your lap, to any upright position for watching movies or a FaceTime conversation. It also folds compactly so you can take it wherever you go. Going beyond form and function, Hinge for iPad is responsibly designed, using recycled and renewable materials and will be made domestically, right here in Los Angeles.
Hinge for iPad embodies key principles of responsible design through material choice and local manufacturing. If launched successfully, and looking beyond the product itself, I hope to use Hinge for iPad as the revenue-generating seed for future designs that directly address social issues.
For more information, please visit William Tang’s site here.