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Craig Vogel

Craig Vogel

Co-Founder, Director of the Center for Design Research and Innovation - University of Cincinnati


Craig Vogel is the director of the Center for Design Research and Innovation in the college of Design Architecture, Art and Planning (DAAP) in the University of Cincinnati (UC). He is also a professor in the School of Design at UC with an appointment in Industrial Design. Prior to joining UC, Craig worked as the Co-Director of the Masters of Product Development (now known as MIIPS) and Associate Dean in the College of Fine Arts at Carnegie Mellon University.

During the past 25 years, Craig has been a consultant to over 20 companies and advised and managed dozens of research projects and design studios collaborating with industry. He holds over 20 years of teaching at all levels of undergraduate and graduate design education at the Institute of Design, IIT, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Carnegie Mellon University, and the University of Cincinnati.

Recently, Craig co-founded the Live Well Collaborative (LWC), a joint venture between UC and P&G. The LWC has four corporate members and is a non-profit organization that creates cross functional teams to design products and services for over 50+ consumers.

  • Integrated new product development
  • Design strategy
  • Design studio
  • Design history
  • Master of Arts in Industrial Design, Pratt Institute
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Marist College
  • Cagan, J., and C. M. Vogel. “Creating Breakthrough Products: Innovation from Product Planning to Program Approval.” Financial Times Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, NJ, 2002. Second edition: Creating Breakthrough Products: Revealing the Secrets that Drive Global Innovation, Financial Times Press, Upper Saddle River, NJ, 2013.
  • Vogel, C. M., J. Cagan and P. B. H. Boatwright. “The Design of Things to Come: How Ordinary People Create Extraordinary Products.” Wharton School Press/Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, NJ, 2005. Translated to Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Spanish, Italian.
  • Fellow, Past President Elect and Chair of the Board of Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA)