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  • Virginia Tech Industrial Design 4th year work

    Senior Thesis: Beyond Plastic Disposability | Jonathan Kim 2015

  • Virginia Tech Industrial Design 4th year work

    4th Year Team Project | Aurora Passenger Train

  • Virginia Tech Industrial Design 4th year work

    4th Year Team Project | Aurora Passenger Train

  • Virginia Tech Industrial Design 4th year work

    Senior Thesis "kid FORM" | James Connors

  • Independent Student Project - Chair Design

    Senior Independent Project | Quinn Huffstetler 2011

  • 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

  • Virginia Tech Industrial Design 4th year work

    Independent Study of Form with Vernon | James Connors

  • Virginia Tech Industrial Design 4th year work

    Senior Thesis Excerpt | James Connors

  • Student Thesis Project - Zack Filbert

    Senior Thesis Excerpt | Zack Filbert

fourth year lab

The senior year of the ID program centers on detailed analysis, research and application of the issues of production and marketing to the design of equipment, workspaces and environments, and health related products and services. Building on the previous studios and coursework, students continue with experimental modeling and the construction of full scale, interactive prototypes and spaces. Emphasis is placed on the development of independent decision making, often addressing the needs of special populations such as children, people with disabilities, and the elderly. Fall Semester focuses on collaborative projects, while the Spring Semester is dedicated to a student directed Senior Thesis Project. The team approach is closer to the working environment of professional practice.

 

Corporate Sponsored Studio

Teams of designers apply design research/analysis and application of human factors to the design of equipment, work spaces and environments. Design and construction of full scale, interactive models and spaces. Introduction to group activities. The team approach is closer to the working environment of professional practice. Emphasis on user-centered design and the needs, the production and marketing factors of special populations, such as the elderly and disabled.

Professor: Larry Fenske

Senior Thesis

Individual effort resulting in a thesis document. Students typically select individual topics of personal interest to apply the design methodologies and process they have learned, often including aspects of design theory and philosophy. Thesis efforts can span a wide range of topics, including branding programs, projects with social impact, environmental sustainability, depending on the interests and passions of the student. populations, such as the elderly and disabled.

Professors: Bill Green and Larry Fenske