The IxD program takes advantage of the University of Delaware’s world-class research environment, facilities and faculty. The curriculum includes course work in design thinking, creative process, physical computing, digital fabrication, professional practices and industrial design methods. Many IxD courses are part of Entrepreneurship and Engineering curricula and offer students the opportunity to collaborate across disciplines.
All of the IxD courses contribute to the skills and knowledge that are applied to IxD Studio projects. Within the IxD Studio courses, students work closely with faculty and other students in the IxD Lab to design and develop applied and personal projects that meet the merits of the program philosophy. Faculty-driven studio projects include a collaboration with Nemours A.I. duPont Hospital for Children involving the development of assistive technologies for children with Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenital (AMC), in addition to more personal projects involving internet of things technologies, interactive architecture, creative coding and product design.
We offer full-time and part-time options to accommodate students from a diverse range of life situations.
IxD Faculty reviews with each student are held in the middle and end of each semester.