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Technology Focused on Design

Technology Focused on Design

The Interactive Product Design Lab (IPDL), part of the School of Industrial Design at Georgia Tech, is a multi-functional space that supports interdisciplinary team-based collaborative research. The lab facilitates courses related to the application of sensor-based technologies for use in everyday products and systems.

The IPDL is unique: it is operated by both faculty and students working together. This combination produces a welcoming space where innovative design thinkers can create and collaborate through projects, initiatives, and research. The IPDL caters to curious minds and gives many students and faculty a space to interact and discover.

The Lab In Action

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The IPDL offers a collaborative space for interdisciplinary research incorporating design and interactive technologies.
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The IPDL supports courses and research for students to investigate, explore, and experiment with interactive technologies.
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Lab mentors provide support with the lab's many resources and faculty offer years of experience in application and research.
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Open Hours

The lab has regular open hours throughout the week, access to tools and materials, and various student lead initiatives.
The lab with tables and monitors and backdrop of Atlanta skyline in the background.

Take a virtual tour

Ready to experience the IPDL and the School of Industrial Design from your screen? Take a walk through our building and stop by the IPDL for a 360 look at its resources.

Have a VR headset or Google Cardboard? You can use these devices to take the tour on your mobile device.


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