MassArt industrial design students showcased their creative talents Wednesday night in a gallery style exhibit of design processes and innovations. It was a celebration of creative problem solving, technology, sustainability, products and systems during their annual spring show. This semester's show drew a large audience including many professionals, industry partners, and other design students from nearby universities, as well as numerous MassArt staff and alumni.
Every student took a unique approach to the design projects assigned during the semester. Many projects involved actual companies and had intriguing solutions. There were many excellent form explorations in electric car charging stations from the sophomores, the outcome was over 25 beautifully crafted, interactive models. The juniors competed in this year’s BraunPrize competition. Their diverse results ranged from innovative products to assist the elderly to elegant houseware products that improve daily tasks. The seniors demonstrated their wide range of skills though their extremely detailed thesis projects. Senior students spent the entire fall semester researching an area of interest to discover a real world problem. Then the spring semester is spent designing and executing a combination of products, services, and processes to solve that problem statement. Some of the most fascinating aspects of the show were the student's personal projects. These works of art included amazing hand built furniture pieces, beautiful damascus swords, and a movie quality creature mask.