Title Associate Professor/Chair of Industrial Design
Department Industrial Design
Dan is a designer, educator and entrepreneur. He consults in the area of industrial design, design strategy and user experience, and is an expertwitness in IP litigation. He is the Founder and Principal Designer for Abeo Design LLC, a sustainable furniture manufacturing company. He is the former Director of Design at Altitude, Inc, an award-winning product development firm in Boston, MA, and he worked as a consultant for Arthur D. Little, an international management and product development consulting firm. He has won several IDSA/IDEA awards and holds multiple patents. He has written for Innovation Magazine, The Design Management Institute Journal, and is co-author of the book ‘Process, Materials and Measurements.’ He has lectured in Mexico, The United Kingdom, and around the US. Dan is a co-founder of the District of Design economic development initiative aimed at positioning Northeast Ohio as a recognized center of design and innovation excellence. Dan is pursuing a Ph.D. in Management from the Weatherhead School of Management.
Degree BFA, Cleveland Institute of Art
CIA Industrial Design grad Andrew Schad '13 already has a job at Chrysler, but the product he invented as a student, along with two CWRU engineering majors, is making a splash and attracting investors.
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