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Oct 22, 2019

Updating a Law That Shapes Your Tech

A fundamental law that helps govern user interface design is getting an update. 

Sep 7, 2016

Pack Builds a Block for Raleigh

NC State's campus chapter of Habitat for Humanity broke ground on the largest college-affiliated building project in the country, with plans to build 11 town homes off Raleigh's Lake Wheeler Road. 

Feb 9, 2016

Disney Trip Has Storybook Ending

A team of NC State students crafted a world of make-believe using their favorite Disney stories to score third place in Disney Imagineering’s 25th Imaginations design competition in California. 

Jun 28, 2012

Liu to Head Industrial and Graphic Design

An award-winning designer joins NC State in August as the new head of the Department of Industrial and Graphic Design. 

May 14, 2012

Students Get Giant Screen Test

Although the James B. Hunt Jr. Library is still under construction on  Centennial Campus, it’s already giving students hands-on experience with  the gaming industry’s newest technology. 

May 1, 2012

Students Get Giant Screen Test

Students are already taking advantage of the advanced technology planned for the new Hunt Library. Watch design and computer science students in action. 

Oct 19, 2010

Designing For Life

Industrial design students got some real-world experience designing products for people with autism. See how they worked with a local nonprofit agency to test their ideas. 

Sep 30, 2010

[Kitchen] Space: The Final Frontier

It's likely your grandchildren will thank Matthew Gilbride for all that extra countertop space in the year 2060. The industrial design grad student's award-winning concept may seem like something out of a Jetsons cartoon, but there's a lot of practical research behind it. 

Sep 28, 2010

Space: The Final Frontier

Honey, I shrunk the appliances. Your grandchildren will thank grad student Matthew Gilbride for all that extra room in the kitchen in the year 2060. 

Aug 23, 2010

Forbes Highlights Product Innovation Lab selected NC State’s Product Innovation Lab as one of its 10 most innovative business school courses. 

Aug 16, 2010

Young Inventors Cause a Stir

Young inventors got an inside look at the industrial design process this summer. Can a hover-craft be far behind? 

Jul 26, 2010

Passing the Test

Who better to design a learning space than students? That was the thinking of Underwriters Laboratories executives, who worked with a quartet of NC State design students to imagine the interiors of the company's new education and training facility in Research Triangle Park. 

Apr 27, 2010

Safety Sweep

Grad student Kathryn Asad carried home first place in the traffic safety contest at the New York Auto Show. 

Apr 26, 2010

Safety Sweep

When industrial design graduate student Kathryn Asad won first place in a student traffic safety contest at the New York International Auto Show, judges asked her not to mention the name of her school. It turns out they were embarrassed that students from one university - NC State - swept nearly every award in the competition. 

Sean Coleman posing next to his concept car.

Apr 19, 2010


Industrial design student Sean Coleman returns from three days at the 2010 Shell Eco-Marathon Americas event in Houston, where he drove a concept car he designed at NC State.