Industrial design & plastic product design – virtual seminar

Michael Paloian’s extremely popular industrial and plastics design course, conducted at the University of Massachusetts for the past 10 years, is now available to a limited group of attendees as an eight-part series. Read below for a more detailed description and register ASAP! Seats are filling fast.

Blend innovation and creativity with technical and practical skills

UMass Lowell—a leader in Plastics Engineering training—presents this eight-part interactive seminar for designers and engineers. The weekly Zoom sessions will be facilitated by Michael Paloian, president of Integrated Design Systems, Inc.  Mr. Paloian is an experienced inventor, lecturer and educator, a faculty member at UMass Lowell, and a Contributing Design Editor for industry publications.

OVERVIEW: As a professional in the Plastics industry, you often need to bridge creative design with practical application. This seminar will help you explore ways to transition seamlessly from industrial design to production-level plastic part design.


  • Influences of human factors, aesthetics and marketing on product design
  • Interdependence of industrial design and plastic part design
  • Design guidelines for major plastics manufacturing processes
  • Prototyping methods and engineering development techniques

The seminar will be held every Thursday over eight Zoom sessions, October 22 – December 17, 10 AM – 12:30 PM ET. Questions? Contact 978-934-5386 or email:

Attendance is limited; register now with UMass Lowell REGISTER NOW