Who designs the everyday items in our lives: cell phones, athletic shoes, chairs, computers, cars, bikes, even teakettles?
Industrial designers are responsible for 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: how to sketch their ideas, make models, and create working prototypes that communicate 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 fuseproject).
Industrial Design is an all-day studio.