David Klein, MFA, IDSA
– Product Design Adviser
Dave is an Associate Professor of Industrial Design at Metro State University of Denver, where a high value is placed on connections with the community. His classes and professional experience emphasize the design development process, industrial manufacturing and materials, and the history and social impact of technology and design. The best use of technology and design is toward human development, especially health and fitness. The tools we have created offer many new solutions to old human problems; there is a thrill in discovering and developing them. Dave has written and presented internationally about design and technology.
Technology, Society and History: Interdisciplinary Opportunities in Industrial Design Education, One Voice International Conference, Seattle, WA. 2010
Teaching Sustainability in an Industrial Design Curriculum, presentation and publication, National Collegiate Inventors and
Innovators Alliance (NCIIA) 11th Annual Conference, Washington, DC, 2009
Industrial Design and Marketing: Innovative Classroom Collaboration, presentation and publication, NCIIA 11th Annual
Conference, Orlando, FL, 2007
Motivational Factors and Tactics for the Student-Operated Business, publication with Mick Jackowski and Ken Phillips,
Marketing Educators’ Association Conference Proceedings, 2007
Roots and Fruits of Modernism presentation at the Kirkland Museum, Denver, CO, 2005
Creative Industrial Design Education presentation, NCIIA 10th Annual Conference, Portland, OR, 2006
Understanding International Industrial Design, lectures at Beijing University of Aviation and Aerospace, Beijing, China, 2005
Personal PhilosophyThe best use of design and technology is for human development of all kinds. Simplicity leads to the best designs, from aesthetic, functional, and manufacturing perspectives.
David has won lots of competitive USTA tennis matches, and a squash tourney finalist trophy, has a big garden full of fresh vegetables, and rides his electric bike wherever possible.