Professors Cagan and Vogel have been consultants to and conducted research with small and large companies and have conducted professional development seminars in Integrated New Product Development. For nearly a decade we have also annually co-taught a state-of-the-art course in Integrated New Product Development at Carnegie Mellon University, which has resulted in patented products. We are not just talking about products that are competitive but products that redefine their markets and often transcend their original program goals to create new markets. The culmination of these efforts has resulted in our book, Creating Breakthrough Products, published by Financial Times Prentice Hall in 2002. We are available for research, consulting and executive and team-based training as outlined through the rest of this web site.

Jonathan Cagan is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. His work focuses on the early stages of product development with emphasis on engineering design practice, interdisciplinary collaborations, formal design synthesis, and computational design tools. Dr. Cagan is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and a registered Professional Engineer. more >

Craig Vogel is a Professor in the School of Design at Carnegie Mellon University. His areas of expertise include product design, product aesthetics, design history, team management, and design patent litigation. Professor Vogel is a Fellow, and former President, of the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA). more >