Associate Professor School of Design and Senior Associate Dean of the College of Fine Arts
Eric Anderson is a tenured professor in the School of Design at Carnegie Mellon University where for 20 years he has taught design thinking and strategy, user centered design methods, and experience design within the context of product design and product visualization studios at the undergraduate and graduate levels. He is a co-founder of the Integrated Innovation Institute and until recently was an instructor and co-director of its Master of Integrated Innovation for Products and Services that brought together design, engineering, and business students to learn product and service innovation. He has now returned to his teaching and research in the School of Design, and a focus on his new role as a Senior Associate Dean for the College of Fine Arts.
Prior to teaching at Carnegie Mellon, Prof. Anderson spent over a decade as a full time design practitioner for corporate departments and consulting firms based in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania (Philadelphia area), where he designed a broad variety of product solutions in medical instrumentation, tradeshow exhibition, corporate identity and consumer product spaces. Professor Anderson is a Past President of the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA), a member of the prestigious IDSA Academy of Fellows, and a member of the Board of Trustees for The Design Foundation. He holds a BS in Industrial Design from the University of the Arts (formerly the Philadelphia College of Art), and a MA and MFA in Design Education from The Ohio State University.