Design Squad; Functional Fashion
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- Design Squad
- Functional Fashion
- Program Number
- Series Description
Sneak Preview on WGBH 2 February 24, 2007 Series premiere March 24, 2007
DESIGN SQUAD, a series for kids, is something new on the block - it's aimed at 9- to 12-year-olds, it borrows from the hugely popular reality competition format and it intends to get its viewers excited about engineering. This weekly half-hour series will be serious fun for kids (and adults) of all ages. In 13 episodes, two teams of high school students (ages 16-19) design, build and test whimsical machines and innovative products - everything from a wireless light and dance show to an automatic pancake maker - for real clients. Guided by two engineer hosts (a male and female twenty-something duo: NOT your stereotypical men-with-pocket-protectors), DESIGN SQUAD teams are scored for their ability to think outside the box and meet (or surpass) the demands of the challenge at hand. In the final episode, the top two scorers battle for the Grand Prize: a $10,000 college scholarship.
Series release date: 03/24/2007
- Program Description
Season One (1) Broadcast in 2007 IT'S A MARRIAGE OF HIGH TECH AND HAUTE COUTURE (WELL, SORT OF!) AS THE TEAMS COMPETE TO SEE WHO CAN DESIGN THE BEST DUAL-PURPOSE CLOTHING. JOIN DS ON THE RUNWAY AT THE ROXY AS THE GARMENTS/GADGETS MAKE THEIR FASHION DEBUT.
Red Team: Michael “Mike” Spieler, Noah Tovares, Tom Cotter, Joey Nguyen Blue Team: Krishana House, Kim Zalatan, Natasha Sivananjaiah, Giselle Eng
D-Squad Pro File: Medical science meets tissue engineering as Dr. Howard Pryor develops an implantable device designed to help people suffering from liver disease.
Watch the Pro File: Artificial Liver
- Asset Type
- Media Type
- Game Show
- Taylor, Kate (Series Producer)
- Chicago: “Design Squad; Functional Fashion,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed April 26, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_E0BD85E0FAD84B58B27FB9FB4E8E7FB7.
- MLA: “Design Squad; Functional Fashion.” WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. April 26, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_E0BD85E0FAD84B58B27FB9FB4E8E7FB7>.
- APA: Design Squad; Functional Fashion. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_E0BD85E0FAD84B58B27FB9FB4E8E7FB7