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Judith Anderson

Judith Anderson
Title: 
Chair
Department: 
Office: 
Tower 1005
Bio: 

Judith began her design career in 1983 at GE as a mechanical design engineer followed by several years providing design consultancy services in London, UK. Her current focus is on curriculum development and creating collaborative and cross-discipline opportunities for students. Judith is building innovative relationships throughout the art, business, medical and academic communities. Her professional work as founder of a.Concepts range from sport/ fitness gear, health care, lighting, home furnishings, and design for social justice.

Education: 
MA, Royal College of Art/ Diploma, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine - Industrial Design Engineering; BS, Carnegie Mellon University - Mechanical Engineering/ Engineering and Public Policy
Professional Experience: 
  • Designer/Founder, a.Concepts, Boston, MA
    Designing and developing ideas that enhance people's experiences through products and services: exploring the relationship of people and technology, enhancing experiences through materials and appreciating the diverse needs of consumers.
     
  • Sole Proprietor, In2It Design United, London, UK
    UKConsumer Product Design & Development- user-centered research, prototype development & testing, manufacturing development.
     
  • Research Associate, The Helen Hamlyn Research Associate Program at Royal College of Art, London, UK
    User-centered design and testing with Salisbury District Hospital Research and Development Group in Functional Electronic Stimulation (FES) for paraplegics. Grant based program- Laura Ashley Foundation Research Fellowship recipient. 
     
  • Mechanical Design Engineer, General Electric Aviation (GE Aircraft Engine Business Group), Lynn, MA
    Integrated Product Development Team Leader conducting analysis, manufacturing development, qualification test & engine assembly training for turbine components. Mentored junior designers in the Turbine Airfoil Centers of Excellence. Hired through the Engineer Development Program (EDP).

Awards/ Prizes

  • TedX Boston: Community Driven- a talk given with members of the Center for Creative Partnerships (CACP) at MassArt
  • Donis Dondis Scholar Award (for student work), MassArt
  • Stock Option Recipient (2), GE
  • Managerial Award, GE. Achievement Award (5), GE

Professional Affiliations

  • Professional Member: Industrial Design Society of America (IDSA)
  • Professional Member: Human Factor & Ergonomics Society (HF&ES)
  • Group Member: Industrial Design Department: Design Management Institute (DMI)