Charlotte Lux, M.F.A. ’11
With her graduate thesis project, University of Notre Dame alumna Charlotte Lux M.F.A. ’11 set out to redesign a stressful diagnostic procedure women who might have breast cancer undergo in the hopes of making it less traumatic.
The resulting design has earned Lux recognition in the 2012 Core77 Design Awards, where she was named student winner in the strategy and research category. Core77 is an influential industrial design magazine and resource that has been operating since 1995.
Lorraine Justice, jury captain for the award category and dean of College of Imaging Arts and Sciences at Rochester Institute of Technology, called Lux’s project both thoughtful and well researched, noting that “it takes into consideration the physical and mental comfort of the patient while allowing the medical personnel to do their job.”
“Student work conducted at this level is inspirational,” adds Don Carr, another Core77 jurist and a design professor at Syracuse University. “I hope these findings will impact the field.”