An Industrial Design degree evaluates and delivers cultural, economic, historic, ecological, social, technical, and symbolic value. You’ll learn about the way we communicate with others, find pleasure, comfort, and safety in activities and products, and how we overcome our physical and psychological limitations. The industrial design combines theory and process with practical knowledge, preparing you to develop a relevant, personal design practice of your own.
The Industrial Design program is rigorous and hands-on emphasizing an understanding of human needs. Through research and user-centered methodology, you will learn to interpret needs and desires in aesthetic, material, and ergonomic terms. You will explore and prototype in real-time and space, choosing to be a generalist or specialist as you progress. Areas of specialization include household or recreational products, electronics, medical and health design, hardware, soft products, ceramics, exhibitions, furniture, material production, and research in sustainability.