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Uniting design and technology to solve real-world problems is what we do. Find out what students, faculty, and alumni are up to on campus, on the national stage, and beyond. 

Group of professors at a cord-cutting celebration inaugurating the new Craft Lab.

Furthering ID Crafting Skills Through Craft Lab

New Makerspace Offers Unique Value

Sponsored through the GVU and IPaT, Craft Lab is Georgia Tech's newest makerspace. It is a one-of-a-kind space for creators that focuses on craftsmanship and combining technology with making - a perfect match for design students and faculty. Industrial Design's Soft Goods Design course is among the creative space's most enthused users.

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.

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.

Exploration of ideas and prototypes of the designs developed by industrial design students, with the help of occupational therapists, using rapid prototyping tech to create a 3-D printed custom assistive writing tool.

Industrial Design & Rapid Prototyping Tech

The Co-creation of Assistive Tech

Georgia Tech’s School of Industrial Design distinguishes itself through its commitment to the end-user and its multidisciplinary approach to problem-solving. Through rapid prototype iteration and a focus on people, industrial design students gain valuable practice in empathetic design that was put to the challenge to truly change one woman’s life.

In a collaborative effort to improve the user experience for an end-user, School of Industrial Design’s Assistant Professor Leila Aflatoony, Professor Jon Sanford, and Ph.D. student and CIDI research scientist Su Jin (Susan) Lee partnered with students and occupational therapists to explore rapid prototyping methods in the creation of custom tech solutions for users with mobility impairments.

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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?
Molecule Forest. By: Mika Munch, Chris Chen, 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.
Geeking Out About Fan Conventions

Geeking Out About Fan Conventions

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

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