Bruce Hanington-Integrated Innovation Institute - Carnegie Mellon University

Bruce Hanington

Associate Professor, School of Design

Office: MMCH 201
Phone: 412-268-1641


Bruce Hanington is an Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Studies (IxD and CPID programs), and former Program Chair of Industrial Design in the School of Design. He has dedicated his teaching and research to methods and practices for human centered design, with an emphasis on design ethnography, participatory design, and the meaning of form in context. He teaches studios and courses in industrial design, human factors, and research methods for human-centered design. He has consulted on design projects with GE Appliance and Johnson and Johnson, and his work has been published in Design Issues, The Design Journal, and Interactions, with chapters in Designing Inclusive Futures, and Design and Emotion: The Experience of Everyday Things. Bruce recently co-authored the book Universal Methods of Design: 100 Ways to Research Complex Problems, Develop Innovative Ideas, and Design Effective Solutions with Bella Martin. Bruce holds a B.A. in Psychology and M.E.Des. in Industrial Design from the University of Calgary.