Chair, Industrial Design Program, School of Art + Design, University of Illinois
Dr. Deana McDonagh is Chair of the Industrial Design program in the School of Art + Design at the University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign) and faculty at the Beckman Institute of Advanced Science and Technology. She is an Empathic Design Research Strategist who focuses on enhancing quality of life through meaningful products. Her research concentrates on empathy and emotional user-product relationships. She is also Director of Research for Herbst Produkt and Design Director for the Academy for Entrepreneurial Leadership at the University of Illinois.