Craig M. Vogel, FIDSA, is the director of the Center for Design Research and Innovation in the college of Design Architecture, Art and Planning (DAAP) in the University of Cincinnati. He is also a professor in the School of Design with an appointment in Industrial Design. He recently left Carnegie Mellon University where he has been a professor in the School of Design for the past 14 years. He is a Fellow, Past President Elect and Chair of the Board of the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA). He is co-author of the book, Creating Breakthrough Products, Financial Times, Prentice Hall, with Professor Jonathan Cagan. He is one of three authors for the soon to be published book on innovation and organic growth, Design of Things to Come, due for release in June 2005.
He has developed an approach to design that integrates teaching, research and consulting. He has worked in partnership with Professor Cagan and individually with several companies as an consultant for new product development and strategic planning. They include Ford Motor Company, GM, New Balance, Respironics, Alcoa, Lenovo, Proctor and Gamble, Lubrizol and Red Zone Robotics. He is cofounder of the consulting firm Hot Metal Strategies.
His education experience includes over 20 years of teaching at all levels of undergraduate and graduate design education at the Institute of Design, IIT, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Carnegie Mellon University and University of Cincinnati. His areas of expertise include: Integrated New Product Development, Design Strategy, Design Studio, Design History. He has held various administrative positions prior to accepting the position of Director of the CDRI in DAAP they include: Co-Chair of Design at The Art Institute of Chicago, Associate Head School of Design, Co Director of the Masters of Product Development and Associate Dean in the College of Fine Arts at Carnegie Mellon University. Professor Vogel has conducted seminars and lectured through out Asia, and Europe. He has an MID from Pratt Institute, and a BA in Psychology from Marist College.