Interdisciplinary product development education at MIT and RISD


  • Steven D. Eppinger,

  • Matthew S. Kressy


This popular course has a decade-long history. Students come from a range of backgrounds and explore how teamwork and a cross-section of talents are fundamental to the product design process. Steven Eppinger and Matthew Kressy summarize the main features of their class, provide examples of student projects, and thoroughly enumerate the lessons learned in this demanding but exciting teaching exercise.