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Industrial Design Faculty and Staff

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Academic Support Staff

Office Support Staff

Academic Advisor

Graduate Coordinator



Associate Professor

Mani Mina PhD

Associate Professor, Industrial Design
Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering,

Mailing Address

Industrial Design Department
158 College of Design
Ames, IA, 50011

Contact Information

Phone: N/A
Office: 341 Durham

  • Vita (06/26/19)
  • Research Interests

    • Human Side of Engineering
    • Role of Technological and Engineering Literacy and philosophy in Design Education
    • Technological and Engineering Literacy a Social Justice challenge and  Why should designers lead this effort
    • Challenges of creating Empathetic classes in Design and Engineering curricula
    • Design Activities from two perspectives:  College of Design and Engineering, connections and distinction

    Current Projects

    • Industrial Design, as the human side of engineering: A practical and  Epistemological Challenge, finding Distinctions and Connections
    • Empathy, Social Justice, and Technological and Engineering literacy, how design can break barriers, and impact a more inclusive culture
    • Deweyan Philosophical PErspective and Design and Design Education