New Graduate Certificate Program in Critical Design Thinking is offered to working professionals, beginning fall 2013.
Biomimicry & More
Prof. Kennedy will teach his second year of Biomimicry in Spring 2014. In Fall 2013 Prof. Ron Kemnitzer will be leading a new interdisciplinary modular studio, partnering with alumni from RailPlan, to develop concepts for passenger rail entering Roanoke. Prof. Akshay Sharma will be leading a full studio on Design for the Bottom of the Pyramid (DeBOP).
Seniors Feild Craddock, Kathryn Suttle, Joe Vidmar and Daniel Colby will travel to Hong Kong this June to pitch their business plan for EON, a line of dental care products aimed at the elderly and individuals with limited physical dexterity. They will stay for a week and compete on a global stage with teams from a wide range of disciplines from around the world. See list of finalists.
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VTID ranked #3 Nationally
For 2013, the Virginia Tech undergraduate Industrial Design Program has been ranked #3 nationally in the annual survey of design education in the United States published by DesignIntelligence, which assesses the best schools for preparing students for success in the profession.
VTID Students Win Big
Sophomore Team takes Silver Prize for the Best Accessibility Innovation in the 2013 UX Awards, for their project, Activ. In 2012 and 2013, a senior from VTID has won the IDSA Southern District Conference Merit Award. Field Craddock won this year at the Raleigh venue, and Reid Schlegel won in 2012 in Atlanta.