Photo of students using the Design Labs.

Design Labs

Rooms 1321 & 3360, Duderstadt Center
2281 Bonisteel Boulevard
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2094

Hours this week:

Monday12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Hours this Month

The DMC’s Design Labs are centered around making, doing and community building. The labs are staffed by students with passions for exploring new technologies and bringing together collaborative groups from across disciplines.

Read our news feed to keep up with current events, gatherings, exhibitions, and more. 

No appointment is necessary. Our motto: Drop in, start something.

Design Lab 1

Design Lab 1 is one of the DMC’s premier maker spaces. Flexible work areas support exploration of digital video and animation, open source software, and building with Arduino and other electronics. The lab has a green screen and offers training on its use.

Design Lab 3

If Design Lab 1 is all about doing, then Design Lab 3 is about dreaming. This flexible space — stocked with modular furniture, whiteboards and sketch pads — facilitates collaboration and entrepreneurship. It also houses two Mac/Windows workstations with applications for research and visualization.

Get Involved

There's always something going on in the Design Labs.

Electronic Lunch is our most established ongoing collaborative project group. It meets at noon on Fridays in Design Lab 1 during the academic term, and new participants are always welcome.

Other special interest groups also emerge each semester. A number of clubs focus on topics ranging from visual storytelling to software development. Some groups are even led by Design Lab consultants, including a group of students and community members with an interest in projection mapping.

Request After-Hours Access

After-hours access is currently only available for Design Lab 1. Please use our access request form to apply.

Page maintained by Ian Demsky
Last modified: 09/05/2014