The Industrial Design Program
The Industrial Design Program at Appalachian State University is comprised of 150 majors and 7 full time faculty. Students can choose from two areas of concentration; Product Design or Furniture Design. Both concentrations focus on design inquiry, creative problem-solving, user research, social and environmental concerns, and manufacturing requirements. Through industry collaborations and studio projects, students are challenged to develop a comprehensive knowledge base allowing them to compete professionally. Student work has been recognized and shown at; Greener Gadgets finalists, Dwell® on Design, Designboom® Mart participants in Copenhagen, High Point Furniture Market, ICFF and won the national Creative Juice Completion sponsored by Google®.
The program is housed in a 12,000 square foot facility within the Department of Applied Design and is part of the College of Fine and Applied Arts. The program facilities are comprised of dedicated studio space, computer labs and material exploration facilities supporting a woodworking lab, metal fabrication lab, plastic working area, ceramics lab, welding facility, spray booth, CNC lab and rapid prototyping equipment.
Alumni have gone on to work at numerous corporations and design consultancies. Some of which are listed below:
- Kenworth Truck Co.
- Joe Gibbs Racing
- Bernhardt Design
- LIAT (Jasper Library Furniture)
- Skookum Digital Works
- Cree Inc.
- Robert Abby Inc
- Hunter Fan Company
- ECR Software
- Newell Rubbermaid - Irwin Tools
- Milwaukee Electronic Tool Corp.
- Techtronic Industries
- Lowe's Home Improvement
- IDEA Design Studio
- Macon & Associates
- Mesa Home Products
- Bubba Brands Inc.
IDSA Student Chapter plays Croquet Jul 29, 2015
On Saturday, September 25th, the IDSA student chapter at Appalachian State held their 1st annual Build your own Croquet Mallet match on
For the second year in a row, Appalachian State Industrial Design Majors place in the Retail and Health Innovation Challenge hosted by Wake...
BOONE—Rebecca Goddard’s award-winning furniture design is as much a tribute to her late grandfather as it is an acknowledgment of her