Arizona State University
Senate Motion #2012-22
Motion Introduced by: Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee, Arnold Maltz, Chair
Date of First Reading: January 23, 2012
Date of Second Reading: February 20, 2012
Title of Motion: Request from the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts – the Design School for the establishment of a graduate degree program – Master of Industrial Design (MID) in Industrial Design
Action Requested: The Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee recommends University Senate approval of a proposal submitted by the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts – the Design School –for the establishment of a graduate degree program – Master of Industrial Design (MID) in Industrial Design
Rationale: The Master of Industrial Design degree is a 60 credit‐hour studio‐based degree in which students will learn to design new product‐service systems that solve critical global problems. Students will engage in research, brainstorming, idea visualization, prototyping and testing of creative solutions that address critical problems we face in the world today. Graduates of this program will be adept in using principles of design innovation, sustainability, and systems thinking in problem‐solving, and are expected to find positions in industry as well as academia after graduation.