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  • industrial design open studio

    The Open Studio | Underground Burchard Hall

  • industrial design student collaboration

    Collaborative Space | Kiva Group-Think

  • industrial design collabortive space

    Collaborative Space | The Studio Kiva

  • Clay Slab Construction | Platter Project | 2nd Year Studio

  • Annual Hand Drawing Workshop | 2nd Year Studio

  • Interdisciplinary Special Study Course with Engineering | Conceptual Drawings

  • Foundation Design Laboratory | Color Studies

  • Foundation Design Laboratory | Color Studies

  • Senior Independent Project | Quinn Huffstetler 2011

  • 2nd Year Form Studio | Platter Review

  • 3rd Year Studio Project | Kees Luyendijk 2011

  • 3rd Year Studio Project | Kees Luyendijk 2011

  • Senior Thesis "kid FORM" | James Connors

  • IDEA bronze award recipient 2012 | Peter Beegle

  • IDEA bronze award recipient 2012 | Peter Beegle

  • Silver Prize Winner UX 2013 Awards | Conor Brown, Michelle Murgia, Cole Smith

  • 2nd Year Wireless Universal Design Project | Chris Crowley, Kristina Danielyan, Ginny Jones, Mitchell Harris

  • Independent Study - Ax Design

    Independent Study of Ax Design with Dorsa | Jason Cusack

  • Independent Study - Ax Design

    Independent Study of Ax Design with Dorsa | Jason Cusack

  • Student Cello Case Design

    Design-Build Module | Cello Case by Jake Eck

  • Teapot Design and Creation - Zack Filbert

    Independent Study in Ceramics with Sullivan | Teapot | Zack Filbert

  • Portfolio Module - Student Work

    Portfolio Module | Excerpt: Field Craddock

  • Portfolio Module - Student Work

    Portfolio Module | Excerpt: Zack Filbert

news

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December 2014

ID |

Faculty Search

Assistant/Associate Professor of Industrial Design Effective Fall 2015. Click here for a Position Announcement PDF with embedded links.

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November 2014

TEDx |

Kennedy & Sharma

Professors Brook Kennedy and Akshay Sharma were two of the featured speakers at TEDx Virginia Tech 2014.

The title of Brook's topic was "Undark and the Firefly" and Akshay's title was "Designing Empowerment." tedx_kennedy
Professor Brook Kennedy speaking about "Undark and the Firefly."

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Professor Akshay Sharma speaking about "Designing Empowerment."

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November 2014

CHICAGO STUDIO |

Kickstarter

Six VT ID students (seen here with their Design House Chicago advisors) were the first group of ID students to spend the semester in the School of Architecture + Design’s Chicago Studio. The students had desks at Teams Design and worked with the non-profit Design House Chicago.

Their project was focused on revitalizing Chicago manufacturing through design, and their first product, the REVEAL picture frame, is presently in the fundraising phase on Kickstarter.

See the Core77 article about this project. ChiStudio_Kickstarter
Front L – R: Claire Butterfield, Morgan Matt, Stephanie Pekala, and Amanda Phung.
Rear L – R: Chris Kitchen and Caleb Rancourt, and Susan Page Estes, Paul Hatch and Pam Daniels of Design House Chicago.

Read more about ID@VT + CHICAGO on their blog.

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October 2014

WORKSHOP |

Jeff Smith

Jeff Smith, Design Director at Reflex Design in Ft. Lauderdale, FL spent a day and a half sharing his abilities and techniques in "rapid and diverse concept development" with students in the Industrial Design program.

Jeff's visit was sponsored by Eastman Chemical Co. in Kingsport, TN. Thanks to both Eastman and Jeff for this valuable opportunity.
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September 2014

STUDENT |

UX Award

The sophomore team – Katherine Simmons, Kyle Stewart, Brad Regruto, & Stephen Shickel – won the 2014 UX Best Student Award for their project, Zone Smartwatch + App. The Zone utilizes wireless technology to improve the lives of parents and children with mild autism.
VTID Wins "Best Student UX" Award 2014
Read more : Submission Video
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Beginning 2011

NEWS ARCHIVE

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Mission Statement

Situated in a rigorous workshop environment with open studios and dedicated desk space, the Industrial Design Program at Virginia Tech endeavors to facilitate learning by doing and to catalyze a student’s independence – thinking for oneself. This intensive making culture, advocating experimentation and iteration, is part of a curricular foundation derived over 50 years, from our linkages to the legacy traditions of the Bauhaus, Black Mountain College and the Ulm School. The students’ experience culminates in a forward-thinking-global perspective, a capacity for both collaboration and teaching one another, and a sensibility toward ut prosim, the University’s pledge for service.

CHICAGO STUDIO | Kickstarter - REVEAL picture frame