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Matthew S. Kressy, IDM Founding Director

Matthew S. Kressy, founding director of the MIT Integrated Design & Management (IDM)master’s degree, is an expert in product design and development. As an entrepreneur and founder of Designturn, he has designed, invented, engineered, and manufactured products for startups, Fortune 500 companies, and everything in between.

Kressy believes in interdisciplinary, collaborative, design-driven product development derived from deep user research, creative concept generation, and rapid prototype iteration. He is passionate about the implementation of these elements in the design process. In fact, since 1999, Kressy has co-taught collaborative courses in product design and development at top design and business schools including the MIT Sloan School of Management, the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), and Harvard Business School.

As IDM director, Kressy leads curriculum development and teaches the program’s primary and required courses. He holds a BFA in industrial design from RISD.

Virtual Chat With IDM Admissions


Lesley Perera of the IDM Admissions Team

Please join us online for a chat session with the IDM Admissions Team!

Friday, February 19, 2016
Noon – 1pm EST

At the virtual chat session, IDM admissions staff will be available to answer questions you have about your application, and the IDM program structure and curriculum.

Join WebEx meeting

Meeting number: 642 531 285
Meeting password: idmadmissions

Join by phone
+1-617-324-0000 US Toll Number
Access code: 642 531 285
Mobile Auto Dial:+1-617-324-0000,,,642531285#

 For specific questions about this event, please contact Lesley Perera at or call 617.452.2432.

Join us for an IDM Information Session

Thursday, November 5, 2015,


in our Integrated Design Lab.

You will have the opportunity to learn about this groundbreaking program for early-to-mid career design, engineering, and business professionals, network with IDM faculty, students, and staff, and discuss career opportunities.

You can find a recording of the info session here. 

If you are unable to be on campus, join us on YouTube. That’s right, we will be live streaming the presentation and panel discussion.