Dan Boyarski-Center for the Arts in Society - Carnegie Mellon University

Dan Boyarski

Professor, School of Design

Carnegie Mellon University
5000 Forbes Ave,
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Office: Margaret Morrison 207C
Phone: (412) 268-6842


an Boyarski is professor and director of graduate studies in the School of Design at Carnegie Mellon University. He teaches courses in typography, information and interaction design, and time-based communication at the graduate and undergraduate levels. His interests lie in dynamic information, interface and interaction design, and how type, image, sound, and movement may be combined for effective communication.

Boyarski’s long tenure at Carnegie Mellon has enabled him to collaborate on a wide variety of projects. He has conducted research for organizations like Samsung Electronics, IBM, Nortel Networks, Carnegie Museum of Art, and Microsoft. He was involved in early interface design work at the Information Technology Center at Carnegie Mellon, where a campus-wide computer network was developed with IBM in the mid- to late-1980s. In the spring of 1999, the Design Management Institute awarded Boyarski the Muriel Cooper Prize for “outstanding achievement in advancing design, technology, and communications in the digital environment.”

Boyarski is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences and symposia dealing with interaction design, design education, and design and new media. He was one of three co-organizers of the first national conference on interaction design in China, held in October 2009 at Tsinghua University in Beijing, where he gave the keynote address.