Pascal Malassigné, FIDSA | MIAD
Professor of Industrial Design
Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design
Pascal Malassigné is the Senior Professor of Industrial Design at MIAD, an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Dept of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Medical College of Wisconsin, and a Research Career Scientist at the Milwaukee Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
Professor Malassigné is the recipient of many design awards and patents and is widely recognized for his design research work. For the last twenty-five years, he has devoted all his non-teaching activities to design assistive and mobility products for individuals with disabilities. He is the author of many articles and papers and has lectured and made presentations on his work nationally and internationally.
Professor Malassigné has over 35 years of Industrial Design teaching experience and prior to joining MIAD, taught at Georgia Tech and Virginia Tech. He received his undergraduate degree in France and his Master of Industrial Design from Syracuse University.
Professor 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, of the Rehabilitation Engineering Society of North America and other professional organizations.
Design Intelligence named Professor Malassigné as one of the Most Admired Industrial Design Educators in 2006.