Design Focused on Technology

Design Focused on Technology

Industrial design at Georgia Tech aims to fortify the designer’s role in humanizing connections between people and technology. Through purposeful integration of aesthetic, functional, utilitarian, economic, sustainable, social, and cognitive considerations, our curriculum prepares the new design generation with the tools to develop thoughtful solutions to the challenges of the 21st Century. 

As part of a top-ranked research institute, our programs offer an evidence-based approach to design and valuable experiential learning opportunities. Through eleven research labs, fabrication and prototyping shops, design studios, and multidisciplinary collaborations, students gain exposure to practical skills valuable to many industries.

Course Instructor Opinion Survey Winner

This School of Industrial Design instructor was voted best at Georgia Tech by our students.

Kevin Shankwiler

Kevin Shankwiler

Winning class: ID 3042

Steve Chininis, Wayne Li, Kevin Shankwiler

Industrial Design Faculty Explain Holiday Product Design

As much as consumers felt the effects of supply chain backlogs during this year’s holiday season, industrial designers and entire holiday merchandise teams are dealing with them, too. Three School of Industrial Design faculty join colleagues from the Scheller College of Business to explain how seasonal products are made and the results of a holiday product design cycle challenged by a pandemic and resulting complications.

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Launchpad Student Showcase

Launch into an expanse of talent to experience design excellence and ingenuity from Atlanta's newest creators.

The Launchpad Student Showcase is the main vehicle for exhibiting the breadth of designs from our graduate and undergraduate industrial design students.



Academic Programs & Student Engagement

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Student Life

We are unique on Georgia Tech's campus and so are our students. They stand out in a crowd of engineers and make an impact!
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Our programs emphasize evidence-based design and humanize innovative technologies to solve global problems.
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From Experience Designers and Interaction Designers to UX/UI Strategists, our graduates excel as leaders in design.
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Student Work

Our students specialize in design research. It's the difference that lets them innovate across "new economy" industries.
EunSook Kwon’s appointment as chair of the School of Industrial Design

EunSook Kwon Appointed School of Industrial Design Chair

The College of Design is proud to announce EunSook Kwon’s appointment as chair of the School of Industrial Design, effective August 1, 2021.

“A number of universities have sought Dr. Kwon’s advice on new and existing industrial design programs,” French said. “She is recognized as an education leader with an impressive list of awards for teaching and curriculum development.”


Fourth-year industrial design student Aya Ayoubi stands holding her First Place InVenture Prize.

Industrial Design Student Wins 2021 InVenture Prize

Aya Ayoubi’s unique garment, the Delta Jacket, took home top honors at Georgia Tech’s 13th annual InVenture Prize competition, which pits student innovations head-to-head. Ayoubi is a fourth-year industrial design student.

Not only did Ayoubi’s Delta Jacket win the $20,000 first place prize awarded by the judges, Ayoubi also took home the People’s Choice Award and an additional $5,000 after a public vote during Wednesday night’s airing on Georgia Public Broadcasting. Along with the cash prizes, the winner receives a free U.S. patent filing from Georgia Tech valued at $20,000.

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Take a Virtual Tour

Ready to experience what it's like to be an industrial design student at Georgia Tech? Whether you want the large-scale feel of a virtual campus visit or the close connection of a one-on-one meeting, we're committed to providing an experience that's customized just for you.

Have a VR headset or Google Cardboard? You can use these devices to take the tour on your mobile device.

News and Events

Molecule Forest, by Mika Munch, Chris Chen, and Kelsie Belan, is an interactive, immersive environment where kids can create molecule structures larger than life.

Designing for a Child's Curiosity

ID students team up with the Children’s Museum of Atlanta to bring about ideas for six exhibits.
Lisa Marks shows off different phases of the Algorithmic Lace project.

Saving Hand Crafts Through Algorithms

With a better tomorrow in mind, Lisa Marks’ design gives women an optimistic start in their new beginning.
Exploring the 100-Year-Old Spirit of Bauhaus Through Pumpkins

Exploring the 100-Year-Old Spirit of Bauhaus

There are many beloved pumpkin applications, but how about a Bauhaus class project?
image of Dragon Con, a pop-culture fan convention that happens in downtown Atlanta every Labor Day weekend

Geeking Out About Fan Conventions

Fan conventions are a thriving industry, full of eye-popping cosplay and celebrity encounters.

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