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November 24, 2014

Professor's design ideas feature prominently in report on Cleveland's creative economy

Cuffaro's workstations ideal for CIA students, model for design thinking

CIA’s Industrial Design Department Chair Dan Cuffaro is featured prominently in a landmark report on Cleveland’s creative economy published in autumn 2014 by the Community Partnership for Arts and Culture (CPAC) and the Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University.

The report, “Forming Cleveland: A Visual Arts, Craft and Design Industry Study,” includes a “case study” about Cuffaro and the private company he formed to create the Hive sustainable work-station for designers, using wood reclaimed from abandoned houses. A promoter of a District of Design for Cleveland, Cuffaro talks about good design as a competitive advantage for industry and for the region.

Cuffaro is a 1991 graduate of CIA and is CIA’s Anne Fluckey Lindseth Professor of Industrial Design.

A sidebar article surrounded by the Cuffaro case study highlights the work of Jessica Pinsky, an adjunct faculty member in CIA's Foundation program, who launched PRAXIS, an integrated fiber workshop in Cleveland's Collinwood neighborhood.

Click here to read the case study, “Dan Cuffaro: Remaking the Regional Economy” and the sidebard about PRAXIS. To access the entire “Forming Cleveland” study, click here.

To hear a Cleveland public radio story about the CPAC report focusing on Associate Professor Maggie Denk-Leigh and 1994 CIA graduate Rene Polin, click here.

Above: CIA design students now use Cuffaro's Hive work stations.

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CIA alumna Josette Galiano’s passion lies in exploring behavior and designing immersive experiences. Fittingly, she’s a consumer insights analyst at @NottinghamSpirk​ and a designer at Florette by Josette​. https://t.co/wZXjKV9ECU

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