Industrial Design

Industrial Design Faculty and Staff


Chair

David Ringholz

Chair

BA, Design Studies, SUNY Buffalo, 1994MID, North Carolina State University, 1997
 

Email: ringholz@iastate.edu

Office: 152 Design



Administrative Staff

Jean Holt

Administrative Specialist

 

Email: jholt@iastate.edu

Office: 146 Design



Faculty

Betsy Barnhart

Assistant Professor

Background

Betsy completed her MFA in Industrial Design from the Rochester Institute of Technology followed by ten years of professional practice as the Design Manager at STX LLC (an industry leader in Lacrosse, Ice Hockey, and Field Hockey equipment).  During this time, Betsy also designed for Nike Lacrosse, where she focused on hard goods and protective equipment for Lacrosse. Prior to Nike and STX she was an industrial designer at Newell Rubbermaid. Betsy has an extensive background in design research, design, product validation and testing through production and manufacturing processes. 

 

Research and Teaching

Assistant Professor Barnhart is investigating the fit and performance of protective ballistic equipment with a multidiscipline team of textile and engineering researchers. She is also researching wearable sweat sensors.

 

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Email: betsy@iastate.edu

Office: 586 Design

Phone: 9840



Tejas Dhadphale

Assistant Professor

Background

Tejas Dhadphale is an Assistant Professor in Industrial Design at Iowa State University. He received his doctoral degree in Industrial Design from the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University. His research critically examines the role of design research in design education and practice. He has taught classes in design research methods, design thinking, multidisciplinary innovation, and human-centered design. Trained as a design researcher, he is passionate about developing theoretical and methodological framework for designers and researchers to integrate cultural aspects into the new product development process.

 

Research and Teaching

Tejas is currently examining the effectiveness of current design research methods and provide new ways of conducting effective cultural inquiries within design. His research can be further divided into four key areas: 1) cultural product semantics, 2) cultural cognition and behavior, 3) material culture and design and 4) globalization and cultural context.

Tejas is currently exploring the role of participatory design methods for translating insights into culturally appropriate products and services. He is also interested in examining cross-disciplinary collaboration, human-centered design innovation and the effectiveness of design thinking methods across diverse disciplines. Tejas currently teaches both graduate and undergraduate courses in creative thinking, design thinking, ergonomics, design research methods and culture of objects.

 

Current Research

Framework for Culturally Inspired New Product Development: I am currently developing a model for cultural product design (CPD) that will provide designers and researchers with a methodology for conducting cultural inquiries in design. The model presents a three step process for integrating cultural aspects into the design development process.

 

Cross-cultural co-creation: The goal of this project is to examine the role of co-creation in conducting in-depth cultural inquiries. This project includes critical examination of cultural probes, personas and other co-creation techniques within a cultural context.

 

Design Thinking and Design Research Methods: The goal of this project is to examine the effectiveness of design research methods used in new product development process. This project also includes assessing effectiveness of convergent and divergent design thinking techniques in design and engineering education.

 

Education

PhD, Arizona State University, 2013

MS Design, Arizona State University, 2007

BArch, University of Pune, India, 2002

 

Email: tejas@iastate.edu

Office: 489 Design

Phone: 7416



Pete Evans

Senior Lecturer

 

 

2017 Iowa State Masters of Industrial Design

2014 Iowa State HCI Masters Certificate 

1995 Iowa State Bachelor of Architecture

 

 

Activities: Coordinator for FLEx (Forward Learning Experience) - a mobile design & STEM outreach program.

 

Research areas: Mixed realities - VR and AR; simulation; CAD/CAM and BIM, prototyping, digital communications and design; impacts of 21st-century skills on K-16 students and workforce, human computer interaction, technology and design thinking, phenomonology and perceptual cognition.

 

 

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Email: pmevans@iastate.edu



Mirna Garza-Gonzalez

Lecturer

2013 Minneapolis College of Art and Design, MA Sustainable Design

2006 Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon, Mexico, BA Industrial Design

 

Background 

Mirna has 10 years of experience working with cross-functional departments and individuals, successfully collaborating and leading product development projects, process improvement projects, and sustainability initiatives. She graduated from the Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon in Mexico with a degree in Industrial Design and earned her MA in Sustainable Design at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. She started her professional career as a Designer at the Schneider Electric Design Center in Monterrey, Mexico. She moved to Iowa in 2010 and worked for CIVCO Medical Solutions collaborating in the planning and execution of product development projects for national and international clients. She is a Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® from the Project Management Institute.

 

Email: garzam@iastate.edu



Steven Herrnstadt

University Professor

Background:

Steven has worked as Senior Project Manager on projects for the Smithsonian Insitution, Adler Planetarium, National Forest Foundation among others. He has studied, worked, researched, exhibited and presented knthe Fine Arts &  Design, industrial design and entrepreneurship, the interaction of design, art, science and engineering; embedded and physical computing, cutlery and edge tool design, scientific and creative visualization; game design and development; interactive realtime simulations; environmental issues and writing; synthetic environments and virtual reality; large-format environmental photography; digital imaging; CADD, fabrication, Metal Smithing, Creative thought and ideation, 3D omni-stereo imaging.

Current research:

Industrial design and entrepreneurship, cutlery and edge tool - traditional and experimental design, smithing and techniques. ISURP Startup Factory, Department of Industrial Design StartUp Studio.

Education:

University of New Mexico - Geology

BS Psych/Experimental Psychology, University of Iowa 1975

MA, University of Iowa, 1978

MFA, School of Art and Art History, University of Iowa, 1980

 

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Email: zoe@iastate.edu

Office: 278 Design

Phone: 3928



Mark Kargol

Lecturer

2015 Iowa State University, MID 

2004 Creighton University, EMT Certificate

2000 Iowa State University, B Arch

2000 Iowa State University, BFA furniture and metal smithing

 

Email: mkargol@iastate.edu



Matthew Krise

Lecturer

 

Email: mkrise@iastate.edu



Seda McKilligan

Associate Professor

Dr. McKilligan is an Associate Professor of Industrial Design. She is also a faculty in Human Computer Interaction Graduate Program and the ISU Site Co-Director for NSF-funded Center for e-Design.

 

Research and Teaching:

Dr. McKilligan teaches design studios and lecture courses on developing creativity and research skills. Her current research focuses on identifying impacts of different factors on ideation of designers and engineers, developing instructional materials for design problem and solution spaces, and exploring foundations of innovation. She often conducts workshops on design thinking for a diverse range of groups including student and professional engineers and faculty members at different institutions.

 

Education:

PhD, University of Michigan, 2010

MFA, University of Michigan, 2004

BID, METU, Turkey, 2001

 

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Email: seda@iastate.edu

Office: 2624L Design



Mani Mina

Associate Professor

 

Email: mmina@iastate.edu

Office: 341 Design



Daniel Neubauer

Lecturer

Background 

Dan joined Iowa State College of Design in 2015 as a lecturer after having worked in the furniture industry with a focus on creating furniture designs that optimize the manufacturing process. He graduated from Iowa State with a Masters in Industrial Design and began work with the Forward Learning Experience. The Forward Learning Experience (FLEx) allows for K-12 students, teachers, and local business to receive hands-on experiences with virtual reality, immersive visualization, interactive circuit building, and 3-D printing. 

Research and Teaching

Dan's research interests include: Collaborative Design Processes for Non-designers and "Makers", additive manufacturing and new materials, and how augmented and virtual reality are shaping the design process. He is teaching the Sophomore studio for Industrial Design in which the students learn the core skills to develop as industrial designers.

Education

2015 Masters of Industrial Design

2011 Bachelor of Fine Arts- Furniture and Engineering

 

Email: dann@iastate.edu



Verena Paepcke-Hjeltness

Assistant Professor

Background

Verena has worked both in Germany and the U.S. as an industrial designer with a focus on aviation and transportation design. She graduated from the University of Applied Sciences in Potsdam Germany with a degree in industrial and environmental design and earned her M.F.A. in industrial design at The Ohio State University. Verena was previously appointed Assistant Professor and Associate Program Director at Drexel University and for many years taught at the Savannah College of Art and Design were she founded and originally lead the M.A. and Undergraduate Minor in Design for Sustainability and later coordinated the eLearning Program in Design Management. Throughout the years she has taught several industry-sponsored courses and community based design projects.

 

Research & Teaching

Verena's research focus is on the diffusion of design thinking and doing practices in design and non-design oriented disciplines, with a focus on exploring visualization as a gateway to creative confidence and design-ability. She is teaching studio, professional practices and portfolio development, as well as visualization communication classes.

 

Education

2003 The Ohio State University, M.F.A. in Industrial Design

1999 Potsdam University of Applied Sciences, Germany, Diploma Industrial and Environmental Design

 

Email: verena@iastate.edu

Office: 489 Design

Phone: 9840



William Prindle

Assistant Professor

Experience

William Prindle is the principal of William Prindle Design in Santa Barbara, California. Will's approach to contemporary design addresses the aesthetic and functional aspects of everyday objects. His firm assists domestic and international clients in developing new products from concept through manufacture. More than 1,000 of Prindle's designs have been put into production. His client list includes firms in Belgium, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico and Taiwan, as well as in the United States.

Research Interests

- Product design and materials investigation for utility and defense of public     spaces.

- Digital manufacturing and imagery.

- New materials and manufacturing techniques.

Current Projects

-Development of bomb resistant trash and recycling containers for soft-target public spaces with the support of several government agencies (ATFE, FBI, Army Corps of Engineers, etc).

- The researching the role/definition of "work" in our current 21st century culture and the redefining of terms such as "accuracy", "craftsmanship" and "workplace". The academic research will be conducted while building functional hand tools based on 18th century decorative examples of craftsmen's tools but manufactured using 21st century technology (Powdered Metal Laser Sintering, water jet, rapid prototyping, etc.) and 21st. century decorative forms.

 

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Email: wprindle@iastate.edu

Office: 160 Design

Phone: 5758



David Ringholz

Associate Professor

BA, Design Studies, SUNY Buffalo, 1994MID, North Carolina State University, 1997
 

Email: ringholz@iastate.edu

Office: 152 Design

Phone: 0454