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Academics . Industrial Design . Faculty . Douglas Paige

Industrial Design

Douglas Paige

Douglas Paige

Title Associate Professor - Industrial Design
Department Industrial Design
Phone 216.421.7929

Courses  Design Center | Industrial Design 1.2 | Industrial Design 2.1 | Industrial Design 2.2 | Industrial Design 3.2

Profile:

Doug Paige has been both a practicing design professional and educator with a focus on design process. His current research incorporates biomimicry into design methodology, including the Biomimicry Professional program with Biomimicry 3.8, undergrad and graduate education, and his own product design work. His current work includes exploring how nature can help solve human problems in both industrial and developing communities. Along with his studio classroom projects, doug has been developing new models of education, collaborating with local organizations to bring together students and the community for special projects including; pallet furniture, urban bike racks, studio furniture from deconstructed houses and using natural systems to study the Cuyahoga River bulkheads and fish health. Doug brings together his diverse backgrounds in industrial design, product development, education and biomimicry to create a unique lens for exploring complex problems.

Experience:

Doug holds a bachelors degree in Industrial Design from The Cleveland Institute of Art,

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Profile:

Doug Paige has been both a practicing design professional and educator with a focus on design process. His current research incorporates biomimicry into design methodology, including the Biomimicry Professional program with Biomimicry 3.8, undergrad and graduate education, and his own product design work. His current work includes exploring how nature can help solve human problems in both industrial and developing communities. Along with his studio classroom projects, doug has been developing new models of education, collaborating with local organizations to bring together students and the community for special projects including; pallet furniture, urban bike racks, studio furniture from deconstructed houses and using natural systems to study the Cuyahoga River bulkheads and fish health. Doug brings together his diverse backgrounds in industrial design, product development, education and biomimicry to create a unique lens for exploring complex problems.

Experience:

Doug holds a bachelors degree in Industrial Design from The Cleveland Institute of Art, along with a Biomimicry Professional Certificate from Biomimicry 3.8. As an Associate Professor of Industrial Design he has built collaboration with the University of Akron’s Integrated Bioscience PhD program to help create the first PhD program in Biomimicry. His teaching experience also includes working with Biomimicry 3.8 in the B-Specialist program. Before joining the Cleveland Institute of Art Faculty in 1998, Doug spent 16 years as a practicing designer with Thomson Consumer Electronics and consulting firms in California and Ohio, designing a variety of products including: consumer electronics, medical equipment, luggage and a day cruise ship for the Hawaiian Islands. In addition to teaching, He maintains a design consultancy with technical, medical and outdoor sporting goods manufacturers.

Degree BFA, Industrial Design, Cleveland Institute of Art

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