In Industrial Design 4 students work towards tangible design solutions while focusing on effecting social change and building an environmentally sustainable design practice. ID4 is the fourth in a series of six required design studios for ID majors and is taken the second semester of junior year. At this level students will be encouraged to develop their own concepts with a heightened awareness of the broader social impacts of their work. In addition they will be introduced to the tools, materials, methods and concepts that will help them build a sustainable design practice including life cycle analysis, "green" materials and technologies and recycling and upcycling processes. ID4 projects often become the key components in their portfolio as they prepare for their internships the following summer.