James J Pirkl
James Joseph Pirkl, FIDSA is professor emeritus of industrial design, former senior research fellow at Syracuse University's All-University Gerontology Center, and a Fellow of the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA). An internationally respected industrial design educator, writer and lecturer, he is described as a "key figure in universal design" by the Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum. He co-authored the book, A Guidelines and Strategies for Designing Transgenerational Products (1988). His second book, Transgenerational Design: Products for an Aging Population (1993), received a 1994 Gold Industrial Design Excellence Award. In 2003, and is cited in references throughout the world. His views have appeared in such publications as Dwell, ID Magazine, Machine Design, Mechanical Engineering, Metropolis, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today.
Awards and Recognition
- 2002: Who's Who in America — 2001: Education Award: Industrial Designers Society of America — 1994: Gold Industrial Design Excellence Award — 1985: Inducted into Academy of Fellows: Industrial Designers Society of America