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James Read

Jamie Read
Title: 
Professor
Office: 
Tower 1009
Bio: 

With over thirty years of design experience, James has been a practicing designer since 1984. Currently providing design consulting services through JMRead, LLC, his professional work ranges from architectural furnishings, juvenile products, and eyewear to sporting goods products.

Education: 
MFA, Rochester Institute of Technology - Industrial Design Major and Computer Graphics Minor; BFA, Maryland Institute College of Art - Studio Art Major and Art History Minor
Professional Experience: 

Design Consulting

  • 2012 - Present: JMRead LLC.; Design Innovation, Marshfield Massachusetts, Principal - JMRead, LLC provides consulting services by articulating innovation opportunities through user-centered design.

Publications

  • "Creating Innovation Leaders: Why We Need to Blend Business and Design Education," DMI Review Article Vol. 23, No. 4, Fall 2012
  • "Teaching User-focused Innovation," DMI Review Article Vol. 16, No. 4, Fall 2005
  • "Expansion and Compression," 2001 IDSA International Design Conference Paper, Fall 2001
  • "Contextual Issues of Design," 2000 IDSA International Design Conference Paper Fall 2000 
  • "Embracing Change," 1999 IDSA International Design Conference Paper Fall 1999

Awards/Prizes

  • 2014 Core77 Social Impact Design Award.  Xylem Inc Saajhi Stepping Pump
  • 1992 GE Plastic World Student Design Competition, International Third Prize, Best of Show in Western Hemisphere
  • 1989 National Affordable Housing Competition, Rhode Island Housing and Mortgage Financing Corporation, Second Place

Professional Affiliation

  • Professional Member: IDSA - Industrial Designers Society of America ; DMI - Design Management Institute

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