The traveling exhibition FORM: Line-Plane-Solid responds to a need for new discussion about form within industrial design education. We attempt to renew the concept of form-giving through an iterative and rigorous process of making. We use the term, “form-matrix,” as a pedagogical prompt, a start, to talk about primitive form in the design studio. The matrix is a construct of various divisions of form, though not exhaustive, and how they overlap and inform each other.
In the fall semester of 2011, IDEAStudio team members implemented a transdisciplinary course that brought together students from industrial design, computer science, instructional design, and educational psychology. This diverse group collaborated to design educational products at the intersection of the arts, science, education, and creative technologies.