Date of Award

Spring 6-4-2022

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Industrial Design


Industrial Design

First Advisor

Ayako Takase

Second Advisor

Rachel Berwick

Third Advisor

Maria Alexia Platia


Design exists as a field within the domain of material, accompanied by art, engineering, and craft. Working in material allows the designer to develop material fluency, a language that is composed of matter in space. Material can be used to communicate - it can also be used to think. By engaging the body and its senses in the act of making one can connect the space around the body to the space of the mind, allowing ideas to exist in objects and thinking to happen through interaction with material. Through the documentation of a process of making in wood, glass, and light, I explore how the ways we think are inextricably tied to our sensory experiences of, within, and as a part of the material world.


View exhibition online: Lauren Mikaela Glenn, Material Illumination



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