Strategy & Research

Design projects that predominantly utilized research or strategy in their product or project.

2012 Judging Location

Rochester, NY, USA

Winner Broadcast

July 11 @ 3:00 pm ET


See the Strategy & Research C7712DA Winners

Lorraine Justice
Jury Captain
Dean of College of Imaging Arts & Sciences at Rochester Institute of Technology

Lorraine Justice was appointed Dean of the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences in 2011. Justice has worked in higher education for more than 20 years. For the past six years, she has served as the director of the School of Design at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU). Under her leadership, the school has emerged as one of the top 30 design schools in the world and one of the top four Asian design programs. Prior to leading PolyU’s design school, Justice headed the industrial design program at Georgia Tech and served for several years at Ohio State University as professor of visual communication. A native of Pennsylvania, Justice obtained her BFA from Edinboro University and her master’s in design and Ph.D. in communications from Ohio State.

Rochester Institute of Technology

Katherine Bennett
Associate Professor of Industrial Design, Humanities and Design Science at Art Center College of Design

Katherine specializes in understanding and analyzing user experiences to discover viable design opportunities. Faculty at Art Center since 1988, she played a key role in integrating research into the studio courses and teaches advanced qualitative methods to industrial design grads and undergrads. Katherine has worked with Henry Dreyfuss Associates, Hauser Associates, Don Chadwick, Saul Bass and the Mega/Erg think tank, and has 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.

Design Investigations

Don Carr
Professor and Senior COLAB Fellow at Syracuse University Department of Design

Don Carr was appointed Senior COLAB Fellow for the Syracuse University Department of Design in 2011. Prior to this appointment, he headed the SU Industrial and Interaction Design program for 14 years. He was recently named as the inaugural recipient of the Continuum + Arthur Pulos Award for collaborative and interdisciplinary work in design education and a 2012 Chancellor’s Citation. Previous to his tenure at SU, he worked as a Designer in the U.S. and Europe and has received numerous awards for his conceptual design explorations. Carr obtained a BFA from Rochester Institute of Technology and his MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art.

Donald Carr

Tim Fletcher
Business Development Manager at Daedalus

Tim Fletcher joined Daedalus as Business Development Manager in November of 2009.  He develops relationships with new clients and also develops and participates in Business Model design projects. Previously he taught industrial design and design thinking at Hong Kong Polytechnic University. His background in design and new product development spans both large and small corporations as well as consulting. Tim has worked in the consumer and commercial electronics, infant products and sporting goods industries. He has been working with manufacturers and clients in Asia since 1989. He holds 14 design patents and 4 utility patents worldwide. He received his Bachelors in industrial design from North Carolina State University in 1989 and his Masters of Design (Advanced Strategies) from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2008.