This is a single point reference for the Industrial Design program to plan the semester in advance. The weekly "Thought Leaders" lecture series will bring in experts and entrepreneurs to share their story with us. We will also use this to plan our courses and classes around industry events, like IDSA conferences, portfolio reviews and visits by alumni. As a student, you will be able to plan the whole semester and know important dates related to each project. This is a new initiative for our program to keep everyone on the same page.
Jan 19
wk01
Jan 26
wk02
Feb 02
wk03
Feb 09
wk04
Feb 16
wk05
Feb 23
wk06
Mar 02
wk07
Mar 09
wk08
Mar 16
wk09
Mar 23
wk10
Mar 30
wk11
Apr 06
wk12
Apr 13
wk13
Apr 20
wk14
Apr 27
wk15
May 04
wk16
May 11
wk17
May 18
wk18
Senior Studio
Competition
Problem Statement
Mentors
Concepts
Mentors
Development
Mentors
Mid Semester Review
Mentors
Project Refinement
Mentor
Final Development
Senior Studio
Competition
Week 01 – 03
Jan 18 – Feb 01

All program competition.

Senior Studio
Problem Statement
Week 03 – 04
Feb 01 – Feb 08

Problem Statement Development

Senior Studio
Mentors
Week 04 – 05
Feb 08 – Feb 15

Mentor Meeting Week 1

Senior Studio
Concepts
Week 05 – 07
Feb 15 – Mar 01

Concept Generation

Senior Studio
Mentors
Week 07 – 08
Mar 01 – Mar 08

Second Mentor Meeting Week

Senior Studio
Development
Week 08 – 10
Mar 08 – Mar 22

Follow up critique to major idea generation.

Senior Studio
Mentors
Week 10 – 11
Mar 22 – Mar 29

Third Mentor Meeting

Senior Studio
Mid Semester Review
Week 11 – 12
Mar 29 – Apr 05

Exhibit on March 31st for peer and faculty feedback.

Senior Studio
Mentors
Week 12 – 13
Apr 05 – Apr 12

Fourth Mentor Meeting

Senior Studio
Project Refinement
Week 13 – 14
Apr 12 – Apr 19
Senior Studio
Mentor
Week 14 – 15
Apr 19 – Apr 26

Last Meeting with Mentors

Senior Studio
Final Development
Week 15 – 17
Apr 26 – May 10
Academic Calendar
Martin Luther King Holiday (No Classes - University Offices Closed)
Week 01
Jan 18
Academic Calendar
Spring Break Day
Week 03
Feb 05
Academic Calendar
Spring Break Day
Week 06
Feb 25
Academic Calendar
Spring Break Day
Week 09
Mar 17
Academic Calendar
Spring Break Day
Week 12
Apr 06
Academic Calendar
Spring Break Day
Week 15
Apr 26
Academic Calendar
Reading Day
Week 16
May 06
Academic Calendar
University Commencement and College and Departmental Ceremonies
Week 17
May 14
Academic Calendar
College and Departmental Commencement Ceremonies
Week 17
May 15
Academic Calendar
Charles Han
Week 04
Feb 12 • 2:00pm-4:00pm
https://virginiatech.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIscuGgqzIoH9BoLGlNsD5bCz_a2PgmImYu
Charles Han is a Senior Footwear Designer at Nike, he joins the Industrial Design skills series over three days. On Day One, Charles will demonstrate basic footwear sketch proportions: - Which views are best (lateral, medial, top down, 3/4) - Golden Ratio for lateral views - Using existing imagery and proportions - The power of branding and logos - Density of sketch pages
Academic Calendar
Charles Han
Week 05
Feb 19 • 2:00pm-4:00pm
https://virginiatech.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIscuGgqzIoH9BoLGlNsD5bCz_a2PgmImYu
Charles Han is a Senior Footwear Designer at Nike, he joins the Industrial Design skills series over three days. On Day Two, Charles will demonstrate Illustrator Basics - Building out your concept in illustrator - Adjustability of illustrator - revisions, colorways, future renders - The power of layers - Reusing the lineart - Swatches and textures - Using existing imagery and proportions part2
Academic Calendar
Charles Han
Week 05
Feb 20 • 2:00-4:00pm
https://virginiatech.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIscuGgqzIoH9BoLGlNsD5bCz_a2PgmImYu
Charles Han is a Senior Footwear Designer at Nike, he joins the Industrial Design skills series over three days. On Day Three, Charles will demonstrate Rendering Basics - Starting with the illustrator. Smart Objects - Basic shading techniques. Hard shadows - Basic texturing/warping technique - Importance of highlights (too much versus too little) - The little details - Photoshopping real texture - The power of layers part2 - Putting it all together
Academic Calendar
Doctoring as a Designer, Lynde Lutzow
Week 06
Feb 26 • 1:00pm
https://virginiatech.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIscuGgqzIoH9BoLGlNsD5bCz_a2PgmImYu
Dr. Lynde Lutzow is a general surgery resident at Temple University Hospital. She is a formally trained industrial and interaction designer (SCAD '07) and before embarking on a surgical career, she worked in the medical device development and healthcare service industry, including several years as a design researcher at Ximedica. Her work informed the development of all classes of medical devices and healthcare services for clients like Kimberly-Clark, Covidien, Smith+Nephew, and CVS. She has guest lectured at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Massachusetts College of Art & Design, and for the Open Style Lab program. Dr. Lutzow is interested in the intersection of medicine, design and human behavior and will discuss a day-in-the-life of a typical clinician and the abundant obstacles and design opportunities encountered while delivering care to surgical patients.
Academic Calendar
In the Mood - creating and using moodboards
Week 08
Mar 12 • 1:00pm
https://virginiatech.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIscuGgqzIoH9BoLGlNsD5bCz_a2PgmImYu
Aleyse is an UX / Industrial Designer at McKinsey & Company where she applies the human-centered design approach on projects covering physical, digital, and service design. After graduating from Virginia Tech in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design, Aleyse started her career at Honeywell, where she worked on a variety of connected and non-connected personal safety, industrial, building, and home products. She then followed the smart home product portfolio when it spun off into a separate company, Resideo, and continued to design connected home products and experiences as an Industrial Designer III. Aleyse has developed products from concept to production and supported related research, UX, and UI efforts, gaining multiple design awards and patents along the way. In addition to product development, she's driven strategic design efforts around brand, innovation, CMF, and design language systems.
Academic Calendar
Craighton Berman
Week 07
Mar 05 • 1:00pm
https://virginiatech.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIscuGgqzIoH9BoLGlNsD5bCz_a2PgmImYu
Academic Calendar
Creating Delightful Product Experiences Using The Kano Research Method, CLaire Butterfield
Week 09
Mar 19 • 1:00pm
https://virginiatech.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIscuGgqzIoH9BoLGlNsD5bCz_a2PgmImYu
Claire Butterfield is a 2015 graduate from Virginia Tech's Industrial Design program working as a Senior UX/UI Designer in Pittsburgh, PA. She works closely with startup companies and entrepreneurs in the early stages of product development, where she leads the design direction of client projects from concept to production. While Claire's work spans the full design process for mobile and web applications, her strengths are in user research and product strategy. While she has had the opportunity to work on projects in a wide variety of industries, her passion is in medical and health and wellness products.
Academic Calendar
From Fibers to Finished Goods, Daniel Calabrese
Week 10
Mar 26 • 1:00pm
https://virginiatech.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIscuGgqzIoH9BoLGlNsD5bCz_a2PgmImYu
Daniel Calabrese is currently pursuing his Master of Science in Sports Product Design from the University of Oregon in Portland. He received a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. While at Virginia Tech he was the President for the local chapter of the Industrial Designer’s Society of America. For the past eight years, he has worked in the Outdoor Industry designing backpacks, travel bags, and luggage for a wide range of different brands. He was most recently the Director of Creative Services at Blackstone Investment Group overseeing the design and marketing for brands such as Haiku Bags and LEGO® Bags. Through the Sports Product Design program, he hopes to further his knowledge in design to help provide more sustainable, inclusive, and innovative solutions to the market.
Academic Calendar
ID Competition
Week 01
Jan 20 • 1:00pm
https://virginiatech.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIscuGgqzIoH9BoLGlNsD5bCz_a2PgmImYu
Academic Calendar
ID Competition
Week 02
Jan 29 • 1:00pm
https://virginiatech.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIscuGgqzIoH9BoLGlNsD5bCz_a2PgmImYu
2021 Sophomore Studio
Program wide competition
Team projects
Housewares competition
2021 Sophomore Studio
Program wide competition
Week 01 – 03
Jan 18 – Feb 01

VTID Program wide competition in collaboration with studio thusthat

2021 Sophomore Studio
Team projects
Week 03 – 11
Feb 01 – Mar 29

he studio is divided up into ten teams. Team members have been randomly assigned. Check the People tab to find your team. Two teams will each focus on one of the 5 following issues.
Electrified transportation.

1-Spotter truck in collaboration with Trova Commercial Vehicles TROVACV
2-Spotter truck interior in collaboration with TROVACV
3-Sustainable vending on an electric bicycle platform
4-Transportation solution for college students
5-Keeping a young family healthy with effective meal prep, storage, and container organization system.

2021 Sophomore Studio
Housewares competition
Week 11 – 15
Mar 29 – Apr 26

The IHA created its Student Design Competition in 1993 to invigorate the housewares industry with the fresh ideas of top student designers and to encourage young talent to consider careers in the housewares business. Now in its 27th year, IHA’s competition is unique in the U.S. as the longest-running, industry-sponsored, merit-recognition program for industrial design students.

Academic Calendar
Martin Luther King Holiday (No Classes - University Offices Closed)
Week 01
Jan 18
Academic Calendar
Spring Break Day
Week 03
Feb 05
Academic Calendar
Spring Break Day
Week 06
Feb 25
Academic Calendar
Spring Break Day
Week 09
Mar 17
Academic Calendar
Spring Break Day
Week 12
Apr 06
Academic Calendar
Spring Break Day
Week 15
Apr 26
Academic Calendar
Reading Day
Week 16
May 06
Academic Calendar
University Commencement and College and Departmental Ceremonies
Week 17
May 14
Academic Calendar
College and Departmental Commencement Ceremonies
Week 17
May 15
Academic Calendar
Charles Han
Week 04
Feb 12 • 2:00pm-4:00pm
https://virginiatech.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIscuGgqzIoH9BoLGlNsD5bCz_a2PgmImYu
Charles Han is a Senior Footwear Designer at Nike, he joins the Industrial Design skills series over three days. On Day One, Charles will demonstrate basic footwear sketch proportions: - Which views are best (lateral, medial, top down, 3/4) - Golden Ratio for lateral views - Using existing imagery and proportions - The power of branding and logos - Density of sketch pages
Academic Calendar
Charles Han
Week 05
Feb 19 • 2:00pm-4:00pm
https://virginiatech.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIscuGgqzIoH9BoLGlNsD5bCz_a2PgmImYu
Charles Han is a Senior Footwear Designer at Nike, he joins the Industrial Design skills series over three days. On Day Two, Charles will demonstrate Illustrator Basics - Building out your concept in illustrator - Adjustability of illustrator - revisions, colorways, future renders - The power of layers - Reusing the lineart - Swatches and textures - Using existing imagery and proportions part2
Academic Calendar
Charles Han
Week 05
Feb 20 • 2:00-4:00pm
https://virginiatech.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIscuGgqzIoH9BoLGlNsD5bCz_a2PgmImYu
Charles Han is a Senior Footwear Designer at Nike, he joins the Industrial Design skills series over three days. On Day Three, Charles will demonstrate Rendering Basics - Starting with the illustrator. Smart Objects - Basic shading techniques. Hard shadows - Basic texturing/warping technique - Importance of highlights (too much versus too little) - The little details - Photoshopping real texture - The power of layers part2 - Putting it all together
Academic Calendar
Doctoring as a Designer, Lynde Lutzow
Week 06
Feb 26 • 1:00pm
https://virginiatech.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIscuGgqzIoH9BoLGlNsD5bCz_a2PgmImYu
Dr. Lynde Lutzow is a general surgery resident at Temple University Hospital. She is a formally trained industrial and interaction designer (SCAD '07) and before embarking on a surgical career, she worked in the medical device development and healthcare service industry, including several years as a design researcher at Ximedica. Her work informed the development of all classes of medical devices and healthcare services for clients like Kimberly-Clark, Covidien, Smith+Nephew, and CVS. She has guest lectured at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Massachusetts College of Art & Design, and for the Open Style Lab program. Dr. Lutzow is interested in the intersection of medicine, design and human behavior and will discuss a day-in-the-life of a typical clinician and the abundant obstacles and design opportunities encountered while delivering care to surgical patients.
Academic Calendar
In the Mood - creating and using moodboards
Week 08
Mar 12 • 1:00pm
https://virginiatech.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIscuGgqzIoH9BoLGlNsD5bCz_a2PgmImYu
Aleyse is an UX / Industrial Designer at McKinsey & Company where she applies the human-centered design approach on projects covering physical, digital, and service design. After graduating from Virginia Tech in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design, Aleyse started her career at Honeywell, where she worked on a variety of connected and non-connected personal safety, industrial, building, and home products. She then followed the smart home product portfolio when it spun off into a separate company, Resideo, and continued to design connected home products and experiences as an Industrial Designer III. Aleyse has developed products from concept to production and supported related research, UX, and UI efforts, gaining multiple design awards and patents along the way. In addition to product development, she's driven strategic design efforts around brand, innovation, CMF, and design language systems.
Academic Calendar
Craighton Berman
Week 07
Mar 05 • 1:00pm
https://virginiatech.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIscuGgqzIoH9BoLGlNsD5bCz_a2PgmImYu
Academic Calendar
Creating Delightful Product Experiences Using The Kano Research Method, CLaire Butterfield
Week 09
Mar 19 • 1:00pm
https://virginiatech.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIscuGgqzIoH9BoLGlNsD5bCz_a2PgmImYu
Claire Butterfield is a 2015 graduate from Virginia Tech's Industrial Design program working as a Senior UX/UI Designer in Pittsburgh, PA. She works closely with startup companies and entrepreneurs in the early stages of product development, where she leads the design direction of client projects from concept to production. While Claire's work spans the full design process for mobile and web applications, her strengths are in user research and product strategy. While she has had the opportunity to work on projects in a wide variety of industries, her passion is in medical and health and wellness products.
Academic Calendar
From Fibers to Finished Goods, Daniel Calabrese
Week 10
Mar 26 • 1:00pm
https://virginiatech.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIscuGgqzIoH9BoLGlNsD5bCz_a2PgmImYu
Daniel Calabrese is currently pursuing his Master of Science in Sports Product Design from the University of Oregon in Portland. He received a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. While at Virginia Tech he was the President for the local chapter of the Industrial Designer’s Society of America. For the past eight years, he has worked in the Outdoor Industry designing backpacks, travel bags, and luggage for a wide range of different brands. He was most recently the Director of Creative Services at Blackstone Investment Group overseeing the design and marketing for brands such as Haiku Bags and LEGO® Bags. Through the Sports Product Design program, he hopes to further his knowledge in design to help provide more sustainable, inclusive, and innovative solutions to the market.
Academic Calendar
ID Competition
Week 01
Jan 20 • 1:00pm
https://virginiatech.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIscuGgqzIoH9BoLGlNsD5bCz_a2PgmImYu
Academic Calendar
ID Competition
Week 02
Jan 29 • 1:00pm
https://virginiatech.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIscuGgqzIoH9BoLGlNsD5bCz_a2PgmImYu
Human Factors
Intro to Human Factors
Human Hands
Arthritic Hands
Ergonomics
Anthropometrics
Human Development
The Human Senses
Color of Design
Scent & Taste
Sound & Touch
Emotional Design
Guest Lecturer
Accessibility, Diversity, Inclusion in Design
Hostile Architecture & Urban Design
Guest Lectures
Recap
Human Factors
Intro to Human Factors
Week 01 – 02
Jan 18 – Jan 25
Human Factors
Human Hands
Week 02 – 03
Jan 25 – Feb 01
Human Factors
Arthritic Hands
Week 03 – 04
Feb 01 – Feb 08
Human Factors
Ergonomics
Week 04 – 05
Feb 08 – Feb 15
Human Factors
Anthropometrics
Week 05 – 06
Feb 15 – Feb 22
Human Factors
Human Development
Week 06 – 07
Feb 22 – Mar 01
Human Factors
The Human Senses
Week 07 – 08
Mar 01 – Mar 08
Human Factors
Color of Design
Week 08 – 09
Mar 08 – Mar 15
Human Factors
Scent & Taste
Week 09 – 10
Mar 15 – Mar 22
Human Factors
Sound & Touch
Week 10 – 11
Mar 22 – Mar 29
Human Factors
Emotional Design
Week 11 – 12
Mar 29 – Apr 05
Human Factors
Guest Lecturer
Week 12 – 13
Apr 05 – Apr 12
Human Factors
Accessibility, Diversity, Inclusion in Design
Week 13 – 14
Apr 12 – Apr 19
Human Factors
Hostile Architecture & Urban Design
Week 14 – 15
Apr 19 – Apr 26
Human Factors
Guest Lectures
Week 15 – 16
Apr 26 – May 03
Human Factors
Recap
Week 16 – 17
May 03 – May 10
Academic Calendar
Martin Luther King Holiday (No Classes - University Offices Closed)
Week 01
Jan 18
Academic Calendar
Spring Break Day
Week 03
Feb 05
Academic Calendar
Spring Break Day
Week 06
Feb 25
Academic Calendar
Spring Break Day
Week 09
Mar 17
Academic Calendar
Spring Break Day
Week 12
Apr 06
Academic Calendar
Spring Break Day
Week 15
Apr 26
Academic Calendar
Reading Day
Week 16
May 06
Academic Calendar
University Commencement and College and Departmental Ceremonies
Week 17
May 14
Academic Calendar
College and Departmental Commencement Ceremonies
Week 17
May 15
Academic Calendar
Charles Han
Week 04
Feb 12 • 2:00pm-4:00pm
https://virginiatech.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIscuGgqzIoH9BoLGlNsD5bCz_a2PgmImYu
Charles Han is a Senior Footwear Designer at Nike, he joins the Industrial Design skills series over three days. On Day One, Charles will demonstrate basic footwear sketch proportions: - Which views are best (lateral, medial, top down, 3/4) - Golden Ratio for lateral views - Using existing imagery and proportions - The power of branding and logos - Density of sketch pages
Academic Calendar
Charles Han
Week 05
Feb 19 • 2:00pm-4:00pm
https://virginiatech.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIscuGgqzIoH9BoLGlNsD5bCz_a2PgmImYu
Charles Han is a Senior Footwear Designer at Nike, he joins the Industrial Design skills series over three days. On Day Two, Charles will demonstrate Illustrator Basics - Building out your concept in illustrator - Adjustability of illustrator - revisions, colorways, future renders - The power of layers - Reusing the lineart - Swatches and textures - Using existing imagery and proportions part2
Academic Calendar
Charles Han
Week 05
Feb 20 • 2:00-4:00pm
https://virginiatech.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIscuGgqzIoH9BoLGlNsD5bCz_a2PgmImYu
Charles Han is a Senior Footwear Designer at Nike, he joins the Industrial Design skills series over three days. On Day Three, Charles will demonstrate Rendering Basics - Starting with the illustrator. Smart Objects - Basic shading techniques. Hard shadows - Basic texturing/warping technique - Importance of highlights (too much versus too little) - The little details - Photoshopping real texture - The power of layers part2 - Putting it all together
Academic Calendar
Doctoring as a Designer, Lynde Lutzow
Week 06
Feb 26 • 1:00pm
https://virginiatech.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIscuGgqzIoH9BoLGlNsD5bCz_a2PgmImYu
Dr. Lynde Lutzow is a general surgery resident at Temple University Hospital. She is a formally trained industrial and interaction designer (SCAD '07) and before embarking on a surgical career, she worked in the medical device development and healthcare service industry, including several years as a design researcher at Ximedica. Her work informed the development of all classes of medical devices and healthcare services for clients like Kimberly-Clark, Covidien, Smith+Nephew, and CVS. She has guest lectured at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Massachusetts College of Art & Design, and for the Open Style Lab program. Dr. Lutzow is interested in the intersection of medicine, design and human behavior and will discuss a day-in-the-life of a typical clinician and the abundant obstacles and design opportunities encountered while delivering care to surgical patients.
Academic Calendar
In the Mood - creating and using moodboards
Week 08
Mar 12 • 1:00pm
https://virginiatech.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIscuGgqzIoH9BoLGlNsD5bCz_a2PgmImYu
Aleyse is an UX / Industrial Designer at McKinsey & Company where she applies the human-centered design approach on projects covering physical, digital, and service design. After graduating from Virginia Tech in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design, Aleyse started her career at Honeywell, where she worked on a variety of connected and non-connected personal safety, industrial, building, and home products. She then followed the smart home product portfolio when it spun off into a separate company, Resideo, and continued to design connected home products and experiences as an Industrial Designer III. Aleyse has developed products from concept to production and supported related research, UX, and UI efforts, gaining multiple design awards and patents along the way. In addition to product development, she's driven strategic design efforts around brand, innovation, CMF, and design language systems.
Academic Calendar
Craighton Berman
Week 07
Mar 05 • 1:00pm
https://virginiatech.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIscuGgqzIoH9BoLGlNsD5bCz_a2PgmImYu
Academic Calendar
Creating Delightful Product Experiences Using The Kano Research Method, CLaire Butterfield
Week 09
Mar 19 • 1:00pm
https://virginiatech.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIscuGgqzIoH9BoLGlNsD5bCz_a2PgmImYu
Claire Butterfield is a 2015 graduate from Virginia Tech's Industrial Design program working as a Senior UX/UI Designer in Pittsburgh, PA. She works closely with startup companies and entrepreneurs in the early stages of product development, where she leads the design direction of client projects from concept to production. While Claire's work spans the full design process for mobile and web applications, her strengths are in user research and product strategy. While she has had the opportunity to work on projects in a wide variety of industries, her passion is in medical and health and wellness products.
Academic Calendar
From Fibers to Finished Goods, Daniel Calabrese
Week 10
Mar 26 • 1:00pm
https://virginiatech.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIscuGgqzIoH9BoLGlNsD5bCz_a2PgmImYu
Daniel Calabrese is currently pursuing his Master of Science in Sports Product Design from the University of Oregon in Portland. He received a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. While at Virginia Tech he was the President for the local chapter of the Industrial Designer’s Society of America. For the past eight years, he has worked in the Outdoor Industry designing backpacks, travel bags, and luggage for a wide range of different brands. He was most recently the Director of Creative Services at Blackstone Investment Group overseeing the design and marketing for brands such as Haiku Bags and LEGO® Bags. Through the Sports Product Design program, he hopes to further his knowledge in design to help provide more sustainable, inclusive, and innovative solutions to the market.
Academic Calendar
ID Competition
Week 01
Jan 20 • 1:00pm
https://virginiatech.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIscuGgqzIoH9BoLGlNsD5bCz_a2PgmImYu
Academic Calendar
ID Competition
Week 02
Jan 29 • 1:00pm
https://virginiatech.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIscuGgqzIoH9BoLGlNsD5bCz_a2PgmImYu
CAD - Solidworks
Extrudes
Revolves
Sweeps
Lofts
Patterns & Material
Assemblies
Sheet Metal
Surfaces
Drawings
Final Project
CAD - Solidworks
Extrudes
Week 01 – 02
Jan 18 – Jan 25
CAD - Solidworks
Revolves
Week 02 – 03
Jan 25 – Feb 01
CAD - Solidworks
Sweeps
Week 03 – 04
Feb 01 – Feb 08
CAD - Solidworks
Lofts
Week 04 – 06
Feb 08 – Feb 22
CAD - Solidworks
Patterns & Material
Week 06 – 07
Feb 22 – Mar 01
CAD - Solidworks
Assemblies
Week 07 – 09
Mar 01 – Mar 15
CAD - Solidworks
Sheet Metal
Week 09 – 10
Mar 15 – Mar 22
CAD - Solidworks
Surfaces
Week 10 – 12
Mar 22 – Apr 05
CAD - Solidworks
Drawings
Week 12 – 14
Apr 05 – Apr 19
CAD - Solidworks
Final Project
Week 14 – 17
Apr 19 – May 10
Academic Calendar
Martin Luther King Holiday (No Classes - University Offices Closed)
Week 01
Jan 18
Academic Calendar
Spring Break Day
Week 03
Feb 05
Academic Calendar
Spring Break Day
Week 06
Feb 25
Academic Calendar
Spring Break Day
Week 09
Mar 17
Academic Calendar
Spring Break Day
Week 12
Apr 06
Academic Calendar
Spring Break Day
Week 15
Apr 26
Academic Calendar
Reading Day
Week 16
May 06
Academic Calendar
University Commencement and College and Departmental Ceremonies
Week 17
May 14
Academic Calendar
College and Departmental Commencement Ceremonies
Week 17
May 15
Academic Calendar
Charles Han
Week 04
Feb 12 • 2:00pm-4:00pm
https://virginiatech.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIscuGgqzIoH9BoLGlNsD5bCz_a2PgmImYu
Charles Han is a Senior Footwear Designer at Nike, he joins the Industrial Design skills series over three days. On Day One, Charles will demonstrate basic footwear sketch proportions: - Which views are best (lateral, medial, top down, 3/4) - Golden Ratio for lateral views - Using existing imagery and proportions - The power of branding and logos - Density of sketch pages
Academic Calendar
Charles Han
Week 05
Feb 19 • 2:00pm-4:00pm
https://virginiatech.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIscuGgqzIoH9BoLGlNsD5bCz_a2PgmImYu
Charles Han is a Senior Footwear Designer at Nike, he joins the Industrial Design skills series over three days. On Day Two, Charles will demonstrate Illustrator Basics - Building out your concept in illustrator - Adjustability of illustrator - revisions, colorways, future renders - The power of layers - Reusing the lineart - Swatches and textures - Using existing imagery and proportions part2
Academic Calendar
Charles Han
Week 05
Feb 20 • 2:00-4:00pm
https://virginiatech.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIscuGgqzIoH9BoLGlNsD5bCz_a2PgmImYu
Charles Han is a Senior Footwear Designer at Nike, he joins the Industrial Design skills series over three days. On Day Three, Charles will demonstrate Rendering Basics - Starting with the illustrator. Smart Objects - Basic shading techniques. Hard shadows - Basic texturing/warping technique - Importance of highlights (too much versus too little) - The little details - Photoshopping real texture - The power of layers part2 - Putting it all together
Academic Calendar
Doctoring as a Designer, Lynde Lutzow
Week 06
Feb 26 • 1:00pm
https://virginiatech.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIscuGgqzIoH9BoLGlNsD5bCz_a2PgmImYu
Dr. Lynde Lutzow is a general surgery resident at Temple University Hospital. She is a formally trained industrial and interaction designer (SCAD '07) and before embarking on a surgical career, she worked in the medical device development and healthcare service industry, including several years as a design researcher at Ximedica. Her work informed the development of all classes of medical devices and healthcare services for clients like Kimberly-Clark, Covidien, Smith+Nephew, and CVS. She has guest lectured at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Massachusetts College of Art & Design, and for the Open Style Lab program. Dr. Lutzow is interested in the intersection of medicine, design and human behavior and will discuss a day-in-the-life of a typical clinician and the abundant obstacles and design opportunities encountered while delivering care to surgical patients.
Academic Calendar
In the Mood - creating and using moodboards
Week 08
Mar 12 • 1:00pm
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Aleyse is an UX / Industrial Designer at McKinsey & Company where she applies the human-centered design approach on projects covering physical, digital, and service design. After graduating from Virginia Tech in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design, Aleyse started her career at Honeywell, where she worked on a variety of connected and non-connected personal safety, industrial, building, and home products. She then followed the smart home product portfolio when it spun off into a separate company, Resideo, and continued to design connected home products and experiences as an Industrial Designer III. Aleyse has developed products from concept to production and supported related research, UX, and UI efforts, gaining multiple design awards and patents along the way. In addition to product development, she's driven strategic design efforts around brand, innovation, CMF, and design language systems.
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Craighton Berman
Week 07
Mar 05 • 1:00pm
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Creating Delightful Product Experiences Using The Kano Research Method, CLaire Butterfield
Week 09
Mar 19 • 1:00pm
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Claire Butterfield is a 2015 graduate from Virginia Tech's Industrial Design program working as a Senior UX/UI Designer in Pittsburgh, PA. She works closely with startup companies and entrepreneurs in the early stages of product development, where she leads the design direction of client projects from concept to production. While Claire's work spans the full design process for mobile and web applications, her strengths are in user research and product strategy. While she has had the opportunity to work on projects in a wide variety of industries, her passion is in medical and health and wellness products.
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From Fibers to Finished Goods, Daniel Calabrese
Week 10
Mar 26 • 1:00pm
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Daniel Calabrese is currently pursuing his Master of Science in Sports Product Design from the University of Oregon in Portland. He received a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. While at Virginia Tech he was the President for the local chapter of the Industrial Designer’s Society of America. For the past eight years, he has worked in the Outdoor Industry designing backpacks, travel bags, and luggage for a wide range of different brands. He was most recently the Director of Creative Services at Blackstone Investment Group overseeing the design and marketing for brands such as Haiku Bags and LEGO® Bags. Through the Sports Product Design program, he hopes to further his knowledge in design to help provide more sustainable, inclusive, and innovative solutions to the market.
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ID Competition
Week 01
Jan 20 • 1:00pm
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ID Competition
Week 02
Jan 29 • 1:00pm
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