Assistant Teaching Professor
Assistant Teaching Professor, Industrial Design
Assistant Teaching Professor, Design (Interdisciplinary)
Industrial Design Department
158 College of Design
Ames, IA, 50011
MID, Iowa State University, 2018
MS Design, Arizona State University, 2011
MS Applied Psychology (Human Factors), Arizona State University, 2009
B.A. Psychology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2004
On the Web
Dan is currently serving as a part-time Assistant Teaching Professor in the Industrial Design Department, while concurrently working in industry.
He has dual interests in: 1) Designing user-friendly products, based upon a solid foundation of user research. He believes in focusing upon the overall experience, the "power of moments," and seamless integration into the lives of the target population, and 2) Use of digital tools, like Adobe CC & Wacom/iPad tablets, to facilitate visual communication.
He enjoys working with students to pass along these useful methods, processes, and of course, fun tips & tricks.
He presently teaches IND D 240: Digital Tools for Industrial Design. Previously, he has also taught:
- IND D 301: ID Studio III
- IND D 320/520: Design Research Methods
- DSNS 232: Digital Design Communications
Previously, he has worked on mission-critical products for Motorola Solutions and Alienware gaming products at Dell.