Jerrod Windham, IDSA

Jerrod Windham, IDSA
Head of Assistive Technology Design Lab
Auburn University

Jerrod Windham, IDSA, is a former Young Educator of the Year who served as Auburn University's IDSA Student Chapter faculty advisor for most of the past decade. He organized an annual sustainable design event, Designing Green, also at Auburn.

Now, he’s the head of the university’s Assistive Technology Design Lab, which provides a collaborative learning experience for undergraduate and graduate students while developing new and innovative technologies for those with disabilities.

Digital fabrication is at the center of Windham’s research efforts, exploring the implications of its evolution in various areas of design such as entrepreneurship, assistive technology and environmental sustainability.

Listening to our Planet:  Design's Role in Environmental Stewardship

What is the planet telling us?  Are we listening?  Jerrod Windham, IDSA, of Auburn University, discusses the role of industrial design and more specifically—of the industrial designer—as a steward of the environment.  Emerging technologies not only increase our sensitivity to Earth's voice, but also provide us with new tools and approaches to limit global impact.