The purpose of this study was to propose a layout of an on-line information center for industrial design. Based upon literature review, the major component was revealed. The design information center should be a multimedia database which was designed to support the activities of industrial product designers globally. In this study, user data services were created. The multimedia data types, user interface issues, database construction, and intended audience were discussed. This paper provides a general outline of designing an on-line information center for industrial design. Its aims and objectives, the innovative application of technology, and the underlying network structures were also proposed.