Wayne State University

Industrial Design

Curriculum Guide

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Brian Kritzman
(MFA Cranbrook) Associate Professor of Industrial Design
Research Interests: Historical and contemporary notions of object culture.
Siobahn Gregory
(MFA) Lecturer of Industrial Design
Research Interests: Industrial Design and Design Anthropology

Program description

What is this program?

Industrial Design determines the look and the function of new mass-produced consumer items. This curriculum is an extension of the fine arts core program that addresses the methodology of problem-solving and presentation techniques. Students are prepared for engaging contemporary product culture. Our designers think about object appropriateness, "brand identity"and how to enrich individual lives through the creation of a meaningful object.

What makes this program unique?

  • Alias Computer Lab
  • Portfolio Reviews
  • Designer Dialogue days

What does the program prepare me for?

Toy Designers
Car Show Exhibits
Parts Designer
Transportation Design
Exhibition Design
Shoe Design
Furniture Design