College of Design, Architecture, Art,
University of Cincinnati
PO Box 210016
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0016
Phone: 513 556 4933
Industrial design is concerned with the appearance and usefulness of manufactured goods. When creating products, industrial designers think about technical performance, environmental concerns, human comfort, and aesthetics.
In DAAP's Industrial Design program, ranked first in the country by DesignIntelligence, students learn to emphasize the humanistic qualities of products of mass production with special consideration for the comfort, safety, and aesthetic satisfaction that they may bring to the users.DesignIntelligence ranks UC's Industrial Design program as the most admired program in the country among academic deans and department heads "for its co-op program, industry relations, and practical training."
On completion of these courses and two semesters of cooperative education, industrial design students may choose to focus on:
general product design, creating cohesive and useful designs to solve a wide array of consumer/user needs
transportation design, concentrating on the development of conceptual and technical skills related to human mobility and transportation design