Industrial Design: Recommended Resources

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This Research Guide supports the Industrial Design program at Virginia Tech which address the interaction of people with objects and their environment addressing the cultural, technological, business, ergonomic, ecological, and social factors that lead to more useful and meaningful products and services.

Featured Resource 

The Gnomon Workshop offers professional training for artists. "Courses" are taught by the most highly-regarded traditional and digital artists and technicians currently working in the entertainment and design industries like Pixar, ILM, Blizzard, and many more.  

You must register using your VT email address to access this resource. Sign up at:

 https://vt.thegnomonworkshop.com/registration

Library Resources

Below is a list of library databases that can aid in industrial design research. An exhaustive list of library databases can be found here.

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