Brown University School of Engineering

Engineering Seminar: Engineering Design Thinking

Thursday, October 17, 2019

12:00pm - 1:00pm

School of Engineering

Barus and Holley, 190

Yvonne Lin ’00, Founder of 4B Collective and the Femme Den, will present a talk: Design Engineering: Making Actual Stuff. Taking a product idea from inception to fruition.

Yvonne (Engineering and Fine Arts ’00) will speak about:
HERSELF. Her path from Brown to the design world and what it took to get there.
HOW DESIGN WORKS. How products actually go from idea to real life and
who’s involved.
DESIGN ENGINEERING 101. What design engineering is and how it’s different
from traditional engineering.
PORTFOLIO MATTERS. Any internship or job in design, including engineering,
requires a portfolio. I’ll show what’s required.
ASK HER ANYTHING. Feel free to ask about consulting, freelancing, startups,
getting a job, going corporate, anything.
Bio: Yvonne Lin is a designer (and a former design engineer). She has designed numerous award winning and best-selling products, messages, and services for clients such as Nike, Under Armour, Lego, Hasbro, Proctor & Gamble, PepsiCo, Nissan and American Express. She is the inventor on more than 20 patents. She was named a Master of Design by Fast Company. Her work has been featured in numerous publications including The New York Times, I.D. Magazine and GOOD. In addition, she shares her knowledge by writing for Fast Company and teaching at Parsons. Previously, she was an Associate Director at Smart Design. She also spends a lot of time skiing, rock climbing and dressing up her small kids in a variety of unwieldy and fuzzy outfits.