Skip to main content

COVID-19 Update

As of March 23 all classes will be taught remotely through the remainder of the semester.

While faculty and staff continue to work remotely, only authorized personnel may access campus facilities. Read the full update.

You are here

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
    UK Consumer 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 (HFES)
  • Group Member: Industrial Design Department: Design Management Institute (DMI)