Industrial Design

Who designs the everyday items in our lives: cell phones, athletic shoes, chairs, computers, cars, bikes, even teakettles?

Industrial designers are responsible for many of the most exciting products in the world today -- products that transcend the sometimes-mundane nature of their use. The best new designs incorporate not just beauty and utility, but also sustainability, minimizing their ecological footprint by maximizing energy and resource efficiency.

Students learn and apply the fundamentals of the industrial design process: defining needs, sketching their ideas, making models, and creating working prototypes that communicate their concepts with power, grace, and confidence.

The course includes a field trip to at least one cutting-edge local design firm (last year’s class visited Lunar).

Industrial Design is an all-day studio.