Kressy believes in interdisciplinary, design-driven product development derived from deep user research, creative concept generation, and rapid prototype iteration. He is passionate about teaching this approach to the design process. In fact, since 1999, Kressy has co-taught collaborative courses in product design and development at top design and business schools including the MIT Sloan School of Management, the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), and Harvard Business School.
As IDM director, Kressy leads curriculum development and teaches the track’s primary and required courses. He holds a BFA in industrial design from RISD.
There is a shift happening in innovative product design--and it's putting people at the center of it.
The benefit of bringing together students from different backgrounds—engineering, business, and industrial design—represents the students’ first real-world lesson.
A new master's degree route at MIT will harness the power of design, management and engineering.
It’s a pretty safe bet that if you’re a mechanical engineer, you know the bare minimum about industrial design and even less about business. This makes for some pretty distinct silos that should in...
Matthew S. Kressy named to lead, develop, and teach new track.
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Leadership by Design: Innovation Process and Culture
Mastering Design Thinking (self-paced online)
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