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Learn about the College of Design's latest accomplishments and our signature design events!

SimTigrate researchers test design layouts in a biocontainment unit mockup on the Georgia Tech campus.

Researchers’ Guidelines Could Keep Healthcare Workers Safe

Guidelines that could help protect health care workers as they test and treat COVID-19 patients have been issued by researchers at Georgia Tech's SimTigrate Design Lab.

The recommendations are contained in a white paper that looks at ways to design biocontainment units so health care workers don’t contaminate themselves when they remove their personal protective equipment (PPE). 

A student sits at a table, using a tablet and wearing headphones.

Tips From CIDI to Make Digital Learning Accessible

In light of the continued nation-wide transition from traditional classroom instruction to online instruction, CIDI aggregated resources and instructions for accessible documents. These resources also help build a universal understanding of why accessibility is important.

Shimon Sings!

Guthman competitor Bosco demonstrates his instrument the Electrospit, which he wears around his neck, during the concert.

The ElectroSpit Wins the 2020 Guthman Competition

"For those of you that may believe that everything in music was already invented, centuries ago, we beg to disagree," Georgia Tech President Ángel Cabrera said in his opening speech to a capacity crowd at the Ferst Center.

The ElectroSpit took the first place prize out of nine finalist instruments. ElectroSpit creator Bosko demonstrated how his talkbox invention is much more portable and easy to use than previous technology. Along with virtuoso partner, Craig King, and his DJ, Bosko gave an exciting performance that drew from his experience -- including an Outkast song which he collaborated on.

Chris Moore sits in front of percussion instruments, holding the sheet music for "Tom Sawyer" and his vinyl copy of "Permanent Waves."

Marching Band Director Pays Tribute To Neil Peart

"Anyone who knows a drummer can bet that drummer has a deep connection to Neil Peart. Peart’s musicianship is haunting, captivating and attracts experienced musicians and non-musicians alike."
-- Chris Moore

Our director of athletic bands shares insight about one of the percussion community's greatest heroes and remembers how the music of Rush affected the Georgia Tech Yellowjacket Marching Band as well as the fans in Bobby Dodd Stadium.

Recent College Work

Our faculty publish their research and academic advancement to several professional journals, as well as to SmarTech, the Georgia Tech library’s repository for Institute intellectual property. Use the links below to experience some of our most recent work!

A headshot of Steven French, left, and a headshot of Catherine Ross, right.

Natural Disasters, Extreme Weather Complicate Holiday Travel

Dean Steven P. French and professor Catherine Ross weigh in on the ways natural disasters and extreme weather will affect Thanksgiving travel in several parts of the country this year. From Oklahoma to California, holiday trips will be very different this year.

A black and white photo from 1924 showing band leaders holding instruments in a practice space.

Marching Band Leaders: 95 Years Of Helping Atlanta

The Georgia Tech Yellow Jacket Marching Band was founded in 1908 by 14 Georgia Tech students. Expectedly, this marching band was pretty good at math and engineering. But it may surprise you to learn how exceptional they have been -- and still are -- at leadership.

The industrial design student project "Bionic BuzzRa" hangs out at a dance party in the Hilton Atlanta during Dragon Con.

Design Schools Geek Out About Local Fan Convention

Fan conventions are a thriving industry, full of eye-popping cosplay, celebrity encounters, and enthusiastic meetings-of-minds. But look past the party atmosphere, and you’ll see a robust design-thinking environment, said Georgia Tech College of Design faculty.

From city planning and geospatial analysis, to the cultural implications of costume architecture, to emerging connections between the maker community and industries like industrial design, there’s a lot more happening at a fan convention than anyone attending might realize.

More News from College of Design

International Planning Education

College leadership edited The Routledge Handbook of International Planning Education, released this month.


The Georgia Tech Master of Science in Urban Design (MSUD) is a STEM-accredited degree program.

Marching Band Unveils New Uniforms

New uniforms for the first time in nearly a decade, thanks to Adidas.

New CIDI Director Chantal Kerssens

As executive director, she will lead the Center’s expansion into digital environments and digital therapeutics.

LeBlanc: Notre-Dame de Paris' Future

Jude LeBlanc led the Paris portion of this summer's Modern Architecture and Modern City international educational program.

Nostalgia of Malls, Why They Are Dying Today

Ellen Dunham-Jones recently connected with WIRED’s Emily Dreyfuss to discuss mall culture and where it is heading today.

Researchers in Smart Communities Challenge

Two College of Design researchers are each on a winning team in the Georgia Smart Communities Challenge for 2019.

AEC 'Dream Team' Talks UAS

The First Annual Symposium for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) in the Built Environment was the first of its kind at Tech.

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