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.

Dr. EunSook Kwon awarded the 2023 IDSA Education Award

Dr. EunSook Kwon

Awarded the 2023 IDSA Education Award

Our Degree Programs

The BSID and MID programs are now STEM-Designated.

Student lighting project from Launchpad Spring 2023


Our programs emphasize evidence-based design and humanize innovative technologies to solve global problems.
interactive lighting project


From Experience Designers and Interaction Designers to UX/UI Strategists, our graduates excel as leaders in design.
Interactive student project

Student Work

Our students specialize in design research. It's the difference that lets them innovate across "new economy" industries.
285 undergrad students, 106 grad students

Student Highlights


Crystal Cabin Award Winner: Portal by Ken Kirtland

LIT Design Award Winner

LIT Lighting Design Awards Winner: LightWeight by Ava Raterman

Sapele Serenade Lounge Chair by Jared Teiger

SIT Furniture Design Award Winner: Sapele Serenade by Jared Teiger

Design Research Labs

The School of Industrial Design is proud to have seven top tier design research labs guided by experienced faculty and supported by passionate design students. 

CodeCraft Project

CoDe Craft Group

Lab Director: Dr. HyunJoo Oh

IPDL Project

Interactive Product Design Lab

Lab Director: Jim Budd

Lisa Marks Project

Algorithmic Craft Lab

Lab Director: Lisa Marks



Lab Director: Wayne Li



Lab Director: Dr. Stephen Sprigle

Scanned 3D vegetable lamp

Body Scan Lab

Lab Director: Dr. Roger Ball

Health Design Collab

Health Design Collab

Lab Director: Dr. Leila Aflatoony

Graphic of a bike project with Dezeen Show branding.

Ten Industrial Design Student Projects

Dezeen School Show

Visit the industrial design graduate and undergraduate student projects featured on Dezeen's School Shows. These projects highlight innovative thinking and practical design solutions from Georgia Tech's talented design students.

40 Under 40 Alumni

Jasmine Burton

Jasmine Burton

40 Under 40 Class of 2020 & BSID Class of 2014

Sophia Prater

Sophia Prater

40 Under 40 Class of 2022 & BSID Class of 2006

Ali Perry-Hatch

Ali Perry-Hatch

40 Under 40 Class of 2023 & BSID Class of 2012


Image of new SID Professors

Trio of Design Innovators Join the School Faculty Team

Lisa Marks standing in front of door

Space Lace: Net Fishing in Low Earth Orbit

Ally Perry-Hatch headshot with banner inducting her into the 2023 GT 40 Under 40 class.

Ali Perry-Hatch, BSID 2012 Recognized in GT 40 Under 40 Class of 2023

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