MDT 2022

Maritime Design & Technology
MDT 2022 Technion 02 Conference
Call for presentations

Design-Tech Lab at the Technion has initiated an effort to form an interdisciplinary forum
on Design and Technology for the marine territory. As a highly multi-disciplinary research area,
we believe that such a multi-institutional forum can vastly improve the collaborations between studies on MDT-related topics. This year’s MDT conference aims to open the forum to a national audience, where researchers will have the opportunity to present their MDT-related research and challenges. The conference will be held virtually during next semester on Monday, June 6, 2022.

To view MDT 01 conference lecturers please visit: /news/mdt-2021/

This is a call for submission for short (15 minutes) talks to be held during this MDT day.
If interested, please send to Email title “MDT 02 day submission”:

The following:

1. The title of your talk.
2. The Abstract of your talk, including all researchers involved.
3. The name of the speaker and affiliation (including Email and webpage if any)

Deadline for submission: 15.4.2022
Looking forward to your discussion ideas

Visiting Assoc. Prof. Haim Parnas – Chair

Prof. Ezri Tarazi, Assoc. Prof. Nitai Drimer, Assoc. Prof. Michelle Portman


Drawing Dreams


The development of four students from the industrial design track at the Technion allows Shani, a six-year-old girl born with cerebral palsy, to draw and eat on her own for the first time in her life.

Dana Gur-Gelbard, Hadas Weizman, Marina Gabinsky, and Mor Heinrich – have met on the Master of Science in Industrial Design (M.I.D) program at the Technion. The track is led by Prof. Ezri Tarazi from the Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning. The development – Drawing Dreams – is the result of a collaboration between Orit, Shani’s mother, and the four students.

Drawing Dreams, developed with the collaboration with Shani’s mother, won the TOM Development Competition, which promotes technological developments that improve the lives of people with disabilities. The original development was presented by the students at the Expo 2020 exhibition, which took place in Dubai on November 17.

Full article (Hebrew) on the Technion site

In the photo: Shani with the Drawing Dreams development

From right to left : Marina Gabinsky, Mor Heinrich, Orit Zigman, Shani Zigman, Dana Gur-gelbard, Hadas Weizman.