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  • industrial design form studies

  • 2nd year industrial design form studies

  • Virginia Tech Industrial Design - 2nd year

    Seat-Surface-Storage Design-Build Project 2012 | Hannah Minnix & Lindsay Nevins

  • Virginia Tech Industrial Design - 2nd year

    Wireless Communication Project 2012

  • Virginia Tech Industrial Design - 2nd year

    Seat-Surface-Storage Design-Build Project 2012 | Tomon Sasaki & Riley Sixta

  • Virginia Tech Industrial Design - 2nd year

    Seat-Surface-Storage Design-Build Project 2012 | Max Berney & Madison McVeigh

  • inFORM platter diagrams

    Platter Diagrams: Left - Kevin O'Malley | Center - Scott Shumaker | Right - Steven Gethard

  • Virginia Tech Industrial Design Ceramic Workshop

    Seat-Surface-Storage Design-Build Project 2012 | Final Review with Clive Vorster

  • Virginia Tech Industrial Design Ceramic Workshop

    Second Year Studio

  • Tom Shiner - Seat Surface Storage

    Tom Shiner | Designer of the Museum Stool | Originator of Seat-Surface-Storage

  • Student Designs - Seat Surface Storage

    Seat-Surface-Storage | Dan Gatto : Patrick Branagan : Dino Tsiopanos

  • Student Design - Seat Surface Storage

    Seat-Surface-Storage | Murphy Mungeon

  • Student Design Build Projects

    Design-Build | Tyler Burford : Chris Crowley & Jonathan Kim

  • Student Design - Blank to Surface

    Design-Build | Blank-to-Surface

  • Student Design - Blank to Surface

    Design-Build | Blank-to-Surface

  • Student Container Designs - Kees Luyendijk : Reid Schlegel : Paul Oh

    Container | Kees Luyendijk : Reid Schlegel : Paul Oh

  • Student Table Design - Mars Mashburn

    Design-Build | Mars Mashburn

  • 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

second year lab

The sophomore year is a constellation of courses with the studio (IDS 2015) at its core. The courses surrounding the studio work hand-in-hand to support the focus of those projects. Students in the first semester of their second year take their first module, a required Workshop (IDS 3224) taught by staff in the wood and metal shops of the School of Architecture + Design. Studio professors oversee the intersection of workshop exercises and studio projects. The Computer-Aided Industrial Design (IDS 2304) and Design Visualization (IDS 2065) classes center coursework on the projects in the studio. The focus of this design laboratory, considered the Form Studio, is fluency in form language, which is spatial and comprises grammar (syntax and morphology) and semantics. The spring semester bridges the form work with form products, such as primitive hand tools and some not-so-primitive, like hand dispensers and then more advanced, wireless communication devices that also involve a module in APP development. The Seat-Surface-Storage project, a 12-year tradition in the sophomore year, designed by alumnus and architect, Tom Shiner, is also a key component in spring term.

Professors: Akshay Sharma, Martha Sullivan, Mitzi Vernon