Sports Product Design Capstones


Sports Product Design is the creation of innovative sports products through research and design. It's a focused experience in ideation, creation, material research, production, and design development specific to sports products. The master of science in sports product design prepares designers to be key members and leaders of multidisciplinary development teams within the more than 700 sports product companies located in Oregon and beyond. The degree focuses on innovation methods, design for the athlete, product sustainability, and sports product marketing and branding.

Recent Submissions

  • Zou, Yu (University of Oregon, 2020)
    The RESURGENCE collection assists the athletes through their rehab training with the extra comfort and protection that they need after a major injury. While wearing these shoes during rehab training, the athletes can be ...
  • Anderson, Carly (University of Oregon, 2020)
  • Li, Shawn (University of Oregon, 2020)
  • Klecker, Sarah (University of Oregon, 2020)
    Paralympic athletes have long been marginalized and fought to have their athletic pursuits recognized as equal to traditional sport. These groups have consistently been left out of marketing and advertising images, as ...
  • Brazo, Max (University of Oregon, 2020)
    Bartoszek, Oli (University of Oregon, 2020)
    The starting target market for the Airbender is both males and females between the ages of 20 - 30. It is targeted at endurance athletes, but more specifically sub-elite distance runners who train 4-6 times a week primarily ...
  • Roese, Nate (University of Oregon, 2020)
    Understanding the physics and biomechanics behind high jump is crucial to designing an improved pair of new high jump spikes. Nate's biomechanical interest will play a big role in his ideation process and ultimately his ...
  • Silbert, Jessie (University of Oregon, 2020)
    The intended outcome of this capstone is to create a line of athletic maternity garments that will address woman’s needs as both athlete and mother throughout her pregnancy. With the current state of the environment, it ...
  • Taylor, Jessamy (University of Oregon, 2020)
    EVEN KEEL CONCEPT STATEMENT: Even Keel is the crash pad that provides superior cushioning under almost any boulder problem. In highball mode, Even Keel combines airbag-like cushioning with structured stability. For ...
  • Null, Jennifer (University of Oregon, 2020)
    Women have been unofficial employees of the National Park Service from its foundation in 1916. Two short years later, in 1918, the first female ranger was hired. Outfitting the female rangers, however, has a been a rough ...
  • Bettencourt, Chrissy (University of Oregon, 2020)
    The goal of this project is to design road and trail running shoes for plus-size women. The three main focus points for the project will be on fit, underfoot cushioning, and aesthetic appearance. The research will begin ...
  • Brogan, Brendan (University of Oregon, 2020)
    BINGO Components is a bicycle accessories brand established by Brendon Brogan that is reminiscent of a time in the 1980s and ‘90s when a dedicated community of weirdos, kooks and forward thinking entrepreneurs were ...
  • Perez, Irving (2018)
    My mission is to bring the cultural identity to the forefront of performance innovation by redesigning Portland's Fuji Athletic Club's iconic baseball uniform to fit the 21st century. This project celebrates this ...
  • McGrath, Drew (2018)
  • Tollette, Garrett (2018)
    Streetball shoes, that are a reconnection to the purity of the game in its natural state.
  • Winkler, Jacob (2018)
    Bien Dans Sa Peau is a sophisticated sportswear line for women aged 60+. It creates an aesthetic that would be equally comfortable on different ages & body types.
  • Whitfield, Kodi (2018)
    Mission: Create a collection of apparel for urban cyclists that overthrows the divide. Expressive street style punctuated through function.
  • Frequency 
    Hill, Alex (2018-06-12)
    My objective is to develop a methodology to translate & incorporate biomechanical data & foot physiology into the creative process through algorithmic design to produce a new method for footwear design.