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.

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!
FASET students tour Georgia Tech and the College of Design.

BSID

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

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.
Sophia Prater, School Alumn, and 40 under 40 class of 2022

Sophia Prater, BSID 2006 Alumn

40 Under 40 Class of 2022

Congratulations to industrial design class of 2006 graduate, Sophia Prater. Sophia is the founder and lead UX designer at Rewired and the chief evangelist of Object-Oriented UX. She is the host of the OOUX Happy Hour meetup and the OOUX Podcast.

She brought the complexity-untangling magic of OOUX to companies such as Facebook, Google, Mastercard, Macy’s, Hubspot, Intercom, Delta Airlines, Adobe, Microsoft, CNN, and many more.

Further Student Recognition

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2022 Humanitarian Design Award First Place

Ethan Harrington

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2021 LIT Lighting Design Awards Winner

Jay Burnett

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2021 Georgia Tech InVenture Prize Winner

Aya Ayoubi

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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.

 

 

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.”

 

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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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