Matthew Kressy

Director and Founder, MIT Integrated Design & Management (IDM)
Senior Lecturer
Principal, Designturn Inc.


Matthew Kressy Matthew S. Kressy, director and founder of the MIT Integrated Design & Management (IDM) master’s degree track, is an expert in product design and development. As an entrepreneur and founder of Designturn, he has designed, invented, engineered, and manufactured products for startups, Fortune 500 companies, and everything in between.

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.

Faculty Media

  • [Innovation@Work Blog] Human Centered Design Means Better Products--and Better Leadership

    There is a shift happening in innovative product design--and it's putting people at the center of it.

  • Product Design and Development Class Partners with MIT Sloan and RISD

    The benefit of bringing together students from different backgrounds—engineering, business, and industrial design—represents the students’ first real-world lesson.

  • MIT Fuses Design And Management With New Master Track

    A new master's degree route at MIT will harness the power of design, management and engineering.

  • MIT Master’s Program Intersects Engineering, Business, and Industrial Design

    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...

  • New Master's Track Established Integrating Design and Management

    Matthew S. Kressy named to lead, develop, and teach new track.

  • To Get Into MIT’s New Design Program, Students Must Score High On The ‘Love Metric’

    Cacophony has taken over Matt Kressy’s MIT class. But the noise is planned, and soon, he hopes, it will become music.


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Mastering Design Thinking (online) Feb 3-Apr 21, 2021 | Apr 15-Jul 1, 2021 | Jun 23-Aug 9, 2021