Don Carr

Class of 1981

Professor of Industrial and Interaction Design at Syracuse University, Senior COLAB Fellow

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Don Carr joined the Syracuse University IID faculty in 1995 after working as an industrial designer for firms in the U.S. and Europe. He served as the IID program coordinator from 1997-2010, creating a long-range plan for the program and establishing sponsored projects with such corporations as LG Electronics, Welch Allyn, Motorola, and Bose. He is also a design consultant with Carr + Lamb Design in Manlius, N.Y., where he specializes in product development and design research. He holds a master of fine arts degree in design from Cranbrook Academy of Art and a bachelor of fine arts degree in industrial design from Rochester Institute of Technology.


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Honors & Awards

Carr’s numerous honors and awards include gold, silver and bronze International Design Excellence Awards from the Industrial Designers Society of America; three Design Distinction Awards from ID Magazine; and the American Center for Design’s Beacon Award. He was also named one of DesignIntelligence’s Most Admired Educators of 2006 and one of ID Magazine’s top 40 international designers in 1995. The Department of Design and COLAB, the department’s collaborative design laboratory, named him an inaugural Senior COLAB Faculty Fellow in 2010.