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.

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A rendering of a device designed to help with braiding hair.

Multidisciplinary Team's Unravl Device is Transformative

A Standout Innovation at the Fall 2023 Capstone Design Expo

The Unravl Device, a breakthrough in haircare, debuted at Georgia Tech's Fall 2023 Capstone Design Expo and was recognized among the Best Overall projects out of 129 teams. Created by a team of mechanical, computer engineers, and industrial design students, this tool streamlines the unbraiding process, reduces time by 25%, and lessens the physical strain for stylists, thereby helping prevent repetitive strain injuries such as Carpel Tunnel Syndrome.

Our Degree Programs

The BSID and MID programs are now STEM-Designated.

Student lighting project from Launchpad Spring 2023


Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design

interactive lighting project


Master of Industrial Design

Interactive student project

Student Work

Human-Centered Tech Innovation

School News and Events

A wooden bear formed from plywood sits on a table. Near it, a hand points to the plywood frame showing how the pieces of the bear were cut out.

'Make 10' Sneak Peek Highlights Holiday Shopping at Georgia Tech

Renzo Jansema, Mees Van de Burgt, Olaf Kamperman, Jared Teiger

Georgia Tech’s International Influence in Industrial Design

Overhead shot of people mingling at the Launchpad Design Showcase

Resurging Atlanta IDSA Ties Link Students to Industry

285 undergrad students, 106 grad students

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 ten projects highlight innovative thinking and practical design solutions from Georgia Tech's talented design students.

Dezeen Courses also sheds some insight into the Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design's Product Development & Innovation Studio and the Master of Industrial Design.

Student Work Highlights

Sapele Serenade Lounge Chair by Jared Teiger

SIT Furniture Design Award Winner: Sapele Serenade by Jared Teiger

Portal glass cabin rendering

Crystal Cabin Award Winner: Portal by Ken Kirtland

LIT Design Award Winner

LIT Lighting Design Awards Winner: LightWeight by Ava Raterman

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

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