Industrial Design

The Industrial Design Program

The Industrial Design Program at Appalachian State University is comprised of 175 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®.

Facilities

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

Alumni have gone on to work at numerous corporations and design consultancies. Some of which are listed below:

  • GoPro
  • Touchstone 3D
  • Dorel Juvenile
  • Chrome Hearts
  • Hugh's Handsbuilt 
  • Toshiba
  • Joe Gibbs Racing
  • Kikkerland
  • Nike
  • Pensole
  • Bernhardt Design
  • LIAT (Jasper Library Furniture)
  • Intel
  • Skookum Digital Works
  • Cree Inc.
  • Westfield Outdoors
  • Hunter Fan Company
  • WestRock
  • ECR Software
  • Newell Rubbermaid - Irwin Tools
  • Milwaukee Electronic Tool Corp.
  • Techtronic Industries
  • Lowe's Home Improvement
  • Enventy's
  • TOMY Toys
  • Mesa Home Products
  • Bubba Brands Inc.

News

Ryan Decker is the 2018-19 Celia Moh Scholarship recipient. Photo submitted

Industrial Design student receives Celia Moh Scholarship Jun 14, 2018

For the third consecutive year, an Appalachian State University student has been selected to receive the Celia Moh Scholarship. Rya

Design exhibition, booth design, App Design, Future of Retail

Retail Experience has its place at ICFF May 31, 2018

While walking the floor of the International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York City this week

Colter Swan Design

Appalachian students win Doug Mockett & Co. design competition for second year in a row May 31, 2018

Two Appalachian State University seniors majoring in industrial design, Peter Clare and Colter Swan, placed first in the annual Mockett &

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