Our faculty of internationally renowned educators – accomplished professionals across a range of design, technology and business fields – help our students develop their abilities through projects and critical dialogue in a design studio environment.
|Formerly vice president of design for Walt Disney Imagineering R&D and an influential car designer for Honda Research of America, Andy has been on the Art Center faculty since 1984 and has helped train designers who hold leadership positions around the world. He has a strong record of innovation, award-winning design excellence and management with more than 20 years of professional R&D experience and market success in consumer products, transportation, entertainment, interactive media and education. He is the principle inventor for seven U.S. invention patents for immersive displays, human interface systems, robotics and motion simulators. Andy has a B.S. in industrial design, with distinction, from Art Center College of Design (1983); studied executive management at UCLA Andersen School of Management; and studied architecture at the University of Texas at Arlington.|
|An Art Center faculty member since 1988, Katherine has a passion for research, strategic planning, information architecture, design development and design/technology history. Her specialty is understanding and analyzing the user experience to discover design opportunities. An active member of the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA), she has served as the organization’s vice president of education; member of the board of directors; western district education representative; and IDSA/LA chapter chair. Katherine has worked with Henry Dreyfuss Associates, Hauser Associates and the Mega/Erg think tank, where she developed designs ranging from laboratory and business equipment to tableware, gas stations, office and residential furniture and consumer products for clients including Herman Miller, Avery Dennison and Johnson Controls. Katherine is currently concluding her work towards an M.A. in design research at Art Center, holds a B.S.I.D from the University of the Arts, and holds a Certificate in Painting from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Katherine’s blogs: http://www.designinvestigations.com/|
|Adjunct Professor and advisor to GradID, Story is an accomplished pilot, surgeon, mechanic, poet, designer and philosopher. He has written 25 scientific papers in the areas of aerospace medicine and physiology, temperature regulation, exercise physiology and clinical surgery. One of NASA’s most experienced astronauts, Story flew on six space flights; performed the first shuttle spacewalk on Challenger’s maiden flight; conducted two classified Department of Defense missions; spacewalked to repair the ailing Hubble telescope; and, on his last flight, operated an electronic chip-manufacturing satellite aboard Columbia. Story participated in the design and development of all space shuttle extravehicular activity equipment for his missions, including spacesuits, life-support systems, airlocks and manned maneuvering units. Throughout his 30-year career with NASA, Story enriched his experiences by capturing the essence of spaceflight through a variety of mediums including photography, poetry and personal experiments. Story has seven graduate degrees in math, computers, chemistry, medicine, physiology, literature and psychology, and he has been awarded 20 honorary doctorates. Story’s website: http://www.spacestory.com|