This exhibit highlights the talented and enthusiastic young designers who have been learning the ropes with us over the past few years: Wentworth Institute of Technology’s Industrial Design Class of 2016.

Professional industrial designers work at the intersection of art, business, and technology. Through research and experience, designers enrich the lives of those around us, by interpreting our psychological and social aspirations into the objects we interact with daily. They help provide order and structure for the companies they serve, as well as empathy for the environmental and social issues of our world.

The best designers understand the people who use their products, the manufacturing processes required to construct their designs, and the businesses that market finished products. Such understanding is communicated through sketches, model making, and presentations.

Industrial design classes at Wentworth are largely studio-based. Students learn drawing, model making, manufacturing technologies, computer-aided design, rapid prototyping, user research, and design history. The four-year, NASAD accredited program leads to a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Design. 

Exhibit coordination: Professor Chuck Hotchkiss, Dean, College of Architecture, Design and Construction Management, Professor Sam Montague, Department Chair, Industrial Design, Professor Nick Ortolino, Professor Simon Williamson, Professor Carly Hagins, Professor Aaron Double, Traci DiSalvatore, Academic Coordinator, Jac Van Loon, Lab Supervisor, Joe Stauss, Lab Technician, and the Wentworth Industrial Design Class of 2016