Principle Investigators

Shanna R. Daly, Ph.D.

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Dr. Shanna R. Daly is an Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Education at the University of Michigan, earning her PhD from Purdue University’s Engineering Education program. Her education and post-graduate degree research have focused on qualitative investigations of engineering design approaches and ideation techniques for innovation. 

srdaly@umich.edu
University of Michigan
College of Engineering
2464 G. G. Brown Building
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Kathryn W. Jablokow, Ph.D., FASME

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Dr. Kathryn Jablokow is an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Design at Penn State University. As a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and a Senior Research Fellow of the Occupational Research Centre, Dr. Jablokow is an internationally recognized expert in cognitive diversity and its impact in engineering, design, problem solving, and creativity.

KWL3@psu.edu
The Pennsylvania State University
Great Valley School of Graduate Professional Studies
30 E. Swedesford Rd., Malvern, PA 19355

Seda McKilligan, Ph.D.

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Dr. Seda Mckilligan is an Associate Professor in the Department of Industrial Design where she teaches interdisciplinary project-based design studios and lecture courses on developing ideation and user-centered design research skills. Her research involves investigation of design approaches and ideation, creative processes, design cognition, and cross-disciplinary design team dynamics. She received her PhD degree in Design Science in 2010 from University of Michigan.

seda@iastate.edu
Iowa State University
College of Design
146 Bissell Road
Ames, IA, 50011


Researchers

Eli M. Silk, Ph.D.

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Dr. Eli Silk is an Assistant Professor in Education at Rutgers University. He earned a B.A. in Computer Science from Swarthmore College in 2001, and a Ph.D. in Cognitive Studies in Education from the University of Pittsburgh in 2011. His research interests are focused on how K-12 students learn engineering design, and how they can use engineering design experiences to help learn about other STEM subjects as well.

eli.silk@gse.rutgers.edu
Rutgers Graduate School of Education
10 Seminary Place
Room 321B
New Brunswick, NJ, 08901

Daniel Sevier

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Dan is a graduate research assistant and MID candidate in the Industrial Design dept. at Iowa State University. He currently works under the guidance of Dr. Seda McKilligan. Previously, he's earned a MS in Design and MS in Applied Psychology (Human Factors) from Arizona State University, spanning the design process from front-end research, intermediate testing, and product finalization. Prior industry experience includes positions at Motorola Solutions (Sr. HF Engineer and Dell (UX intern). Interests include usability, total user experience, improving efficiencies, and creatively in the bounds of ideation.

danielsevier@yahoo.com
Iowa State University
College of Design
134 Bissell Road
Ames, IA, 50011

Amy Rechkemmer

rechkamy@umich.edu
University of Michigan
College of Engineering
2479 G. G. Brown Building
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Amy is an undergraduate research assistant in computer science at the University of Michigan. She is working under Dr. Shanna Daly. Amy's research focus is in how ideas are classified in the spectrum of paradigm-relatedness and how this is impacted by design problem framing. Her interests are based in cognitive science and its relationship to education in engineering.

Ian Baker

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Ian is an undergraduate research assistant in industrial design working under Dr. Seda McKilligan. His primary research focus is with the Design Heuristics 77 Cards where he finds new product examples which exemplify either more incremental or more radical concepts applied to the same problem statement. Ian's design interests are based in sustainable development and social innovation.

inbaker@iastate.edu
Iowa State University
College of Design
134 Bissell Road
Ames, IA, 50011

Dan Henderson

dah5570@psu.edu
The Pennsylvania State University
Great Valley School of Graduate Professional Studies
30 E. Swedesford Rd., Malvern, PA 19355

Dan is an undergraduate research assistant working with Dr. Kathryn Jablokow at Penn State University. He is pursuing a B.S. in Engineering Science and will continue his education with a M. Ed. in Secondary Science Education. Dan's primary research focus is ideation variety, and his interests reside in the intersections of engineering and education.


Previous Researchers

Wesley Teerlink
Pennsylvania State University
Mechanical Engineering

Christian Wehr
Iowa State University
Industrial Design

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Nick Holland
Iowa State University
Industrial Design

Luigi Rausch
Iowa State University
Industrial Design

Meisha Rosenberg
Iowa State University
Mechanical Engineering and HCI

Charlotte Sawyer
University of Michigan
Industrial and Operations Engineering

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Michael Tschampl
Iowa State University
Industrial Design