Industrial Design

Quick Takes

Quick Takes

New video series takes a look inside the Industrial Design program with faculty/alum Mike McAllister MID '02
Instant Village

Instant Village

Biodegradable eco-camping tents created as part of a collaborative senior thesis project
Laundry Punch Bag

Laundry Punch Bag

Core77 Design Award-winning hamper, workout and laundromat transporter by faculty member and alumnus Jason Lempieri MID '04 (Industrial Design)
M80 Guitar Case

M80 Guitar Case

Hybrid instrument case designed by Daniel Kushner '01 (Industrial Design)

Are you curious? Do you examine the world around you, figuring out how to make things work better? Maybe you enjoy creating new objects in three dimensions. You’re a keen observer – someone who isn't afraid to experiment and take risks. After all, failure is often the first step toward success.

The Industrial Design program at the University of the Arts will fuel your passion for discovery and development. At its heart, the research-based program focuses on people and their needs. Students observe and analyze – all while learning how designers can make a difference in the world. From defining problems to conceptualizing solutions and building prototypes, students engage with others and the world around them.

Be a part of "Instant Village," where student teams design emergency shelters that they set up in the woods, then spend the night in their structures as a way of testing those designs. Travel to Kenya to help improve the lives of a rural village by designing bicycle-powered water pumps and power chargers, or solar food dryers for preserving food. Seniors create their own capstone projects, which have included a redesign of a snowboarding bag, laser-cut women's accessories, an HIV orientation kit, fashionable clothing for the disabled, a military sanitation system for women, small-scale aquaponic systems, rooftop gardening systems, a high-tech dining room table and a bio-wall for energy conservation.

Daniel Joseph BS ’06 (Industrial Design)

After UArts

Learn more about alumni like Daniel Joseph BS '06 (Industrial Design) who have found success after graduating from UArts.

E-WAT by WenHua Zhang ’14 (ID)

In the News

Online mag Yanko Design spotlights e-water bottle by senior WenHua Zhang ’14 (Industrial Design) that uses sensor technology to monitor hydration.

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Featured Student Work

Work by Eduardo Calmon '14 (Industrial Design) is featured in the Studio Spotlight (see link above). Other work by students, faculty and alumni in the program can be found at the bottom of this page.