Senior Professor & Chair of Industrial Design
Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design
Pascal Malassigné is the senior professor & chair of Industrial Design at MIAD. He was previously an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Medical College of Wisconsin and a research career scientist at the Milwaukee Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
Malassigné is the recipient of many design awards and patents and is recognized widely for his design research work. For more than 30 years, he devoted all his non-teaching activities to design assistive and mobility products for individuals with disabilities for the Department of Veterans Affairs. He is the author of many articles and papers and has lectured and made presentations on his work nationally and internationally.
Malassigné has more than 40 years of industrial design teaching experience, including Georgia Tech and Virginia Tech. He received his undergraduate degree in France and his master's in Industrial Design from Syracuse University.
Malassigné is a Fellow in the Industrial Designers Society of America and served as the first president of IDSA's Design Foundation. His service to IDSA includes positions of District Vice President, Education Council Vice President and Secretary Treasurer and on the Board of Directors. He is also a member of the Human Factors & Ergonomics Society, Rehabilitation Engineering Society of North America and other professional organizations.
Design Intelligence named Malassigné as one of the Most Admired Industrial Design Educators in 2006.