Mickey Ackerman

Internationally recognized design and project leader Mickey Ackerman has spent decades teaching designers how to define problems clearly and then solve those problems through multidisciplinary teamwork. A former head of RISD’s Industrial Design department, Ackerman established a portfolio of sponsored projects and created real-world design solutions for industry leaders such as Intel, Rubbermaid, Frigidaire and General Mills. He also established strategic partnerships with the Harvard Business School, MIT’s Sloan School of Management, NASA and Boston’s Center Integration of Medicine and Innovative Technology, among many others.

Fall 2018 Courses

  • FOUND-1005-13 Studio: Spatial Dynamics
  • FOUND-1005-24 Studio: Spatial Dynamics

Spring 2019 Courses

  • NMSE-8965-03 Collaborative Study
  • SCULP-8900-01 ISP Major
  • FOUND-1006-23 Studio: Spatial Dynamics


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