Associate Professor, Design
Preferred: (408) 924-4371
- Master of Arts; Specialization in Computer Graphics; The Ohio State University, 1993
- Bachelor of Science; Industrial Design; University of Cincinnati, 1986
John McClusky is a designer and Associate Professor of Industrial Design at San Jose
State University. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Design
from the University of Cincinnati and a Master's degree from The Ohio State University
with specializations in Computer Graphics and Cognitive Systems Engineering. In 2004,
Professor McClusky partnered with Anthropology Professor Charles Darrah in the creation
of the Human Aspirations and Design Lab and the consulting practice, Design Practices
Collaborative. Their research and design ventures focus on the "fuzzy front end"
of the design of goods and services for both public and private sector clients. Their
goal is to develop better ways to bridge the gap between empirical ethnographic data
and design practice.
In addition to work in design process, Associate Professor McClusky has also spent
a great deal of his career developing curriculum for teaching foundation design principles
to both students and clients alike. His new product development and design strategy
clients have included Roche Diagnostics, Xerox and Fuji Xerox, Swingline/Acco Brands,
Herman Miller, Proctor & Gamble, Whirlpool, Crown Equipment Corporation and Rio Digital
Audio. His work has earned several awards including the IDEA Gold Award, the Red Dot
for High Quality Design and the Atheneum Good Design Award. His students' work has
been acknowledged with numerous awards in the BraunPrize, Red Dot, IDEA, ID Magazine,
Marksman and International Housewares Association Design Competitions.