Lorraine Justice, PhD, FIDSA
Design Foundation President 2013-2015
Educator Award: 2008
Lorraine Justice, PhD, FIDSA, served as dean of the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences, Rochester Institute of Technology, from 2011 to 2017. Previously, she was the Swire Chair and head of the School of Design at Hong Kong Polytechnic University. She has served in higher education for more than 20 years in the areas of design research, product design and computer interface design.
Prior to joining Hong Kong Polytechnic, Justice was director of the Industrial Design Program in the former College of Architecture at the Georgia Institute of Technology. She was awarded a National Endowment for the Arts grant on the integration of technology and design, a SIGGRAPH Educator’s Grant, and a team Smithsonian Award in Education for the "Mission to Mars" exhibition developed in cooperation with the National Science Foundation and Apple Computer. She is an IDSA Fellow who was named among IDSA's 50 Notable Members as the Society celebrated its first 50 years in 2015. Justice has consulted on design with corporations such as Apple, CompuServe, Chemical Abstracts, CheckFree, Hedworth, Microsoft, NCR and Lutron.
She was responsible for co-organizing the First China-USA Industrial Design Conference in Beijing, and the first Doctoral Education in Design Conference in Ohio, both well-attended international events. She also serves on the advisory board of two international design journals, Design Issues, Design Studies and The Design Journal, as well as jurist and reviewer for international conferences. She has twice served on IDSA's International Design Excellence Awards jury for best products. She was named one of the top 40 influential designers by ID magazine in 2006.