History of industrial design lectures by Matthew Bird at RISD

Here are some selected Industrial Design lectures by Matthew Bird from the Rhode Island School of Design. He has a self-deprecating sense of humor, which you can really see in “Bauhaus to Broadway” (below).

The first one, above, is “Josiah Wedgwood for Industrial Designers”:

Josiah Wedgwood was a tireless innovator who introduced and employed many important components of what designers still do. Or SHOULD do. This is an overview of Josiah Wedgwood’s work, with a focus on how it shows evidence of early Industrial Design thinking and process. And the first Chia Pet!


This next one was a video created because of cancelled classes during Hurricane Sandy. “From Bauhaus to Broadway: A Tubular Steel Bonanza!”

“History of Industrial Design Lecture #5: Efficiency”