My name is Abigail Hoover and I am a fifth year design student at the University of Alberta. I specialize in Industrial Design but also have experience in graphic design and print making. The previous year I joined our Student Design Association where I held the roll of Event Coordinator for our Graduating Class's Grad Exhibition.
Apart from my studies, I am a deputy project manager for AlbertaSat, an undergraduate group at the University of Alberta which designs, builds and launches satellites into Low Earth orbit. In 2017 we launched Alberta's first satellite Ex-alta 1 and will be launching the Northern SPIRIT Constellation comprising of AuroraSat, YukonSat, and Ex-Alta 2 in fall of 2022.
Although who I am as a designer is constantly evolving, my current passions are heavily tied to environmental and social sustainability. Currently, my primary work has been within the Industry of Outer Space utilizing space-based technology to forward life on Earth through co-design and transdisciplinary collaboration.
I believe being a designer provides the opportunity to explore the unknown. In many ways being ‘future thinkers’ enables us to seek new ways of thinking and perspectives that can create tangible impact to large scale challenges. Because of this, responsible design not only seeks new solutions but are also desirable, aspirational, sustainable, and delightful.
Forwarding these goals often requires a collaboration of transdisciplinary minds. By combining art, science, technology, education and more allows all backgrounds to learn about other epistemologies triggering creative curiosity and enabling breakthrough thinking.
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