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Donna Cohn

Visiting Assistant Professor of Applied Design

Donna Cohn, visiting assistant professor of applied design, received a B.S. from the College of Human Ecology at Cornell University, and a Master of Industrial Design from the Rhode Island School of Design.

She has worked with assistive technology and universal design over the past 25 years, first designing customized devices with the Boston Center for Independent Living, and later working as a product designer for AliMed, a medical product manufacturing and distribution company. Professor Cohn's course offerings at Hampshire present applied design topics in the context of social and environmental issues.

Her other interests include appropriate technology, kinetic sculpture, gardening, and collecting useful things from dumpsters. She lives and works on urgent design problems at Rocky Hill Co-housing in Northampton, MA.


Affiliations
Hampshire College Center for Design
School for Interdisciplinary Arts

Recent and Upcoming Courses
IA-0261: Animals, Robots and Applied Design (Spring 2014)
CS-0261: Animals, Robots and Applied Design (Spring 2014)
IA-0266: Getting it Out There: Actualization and Expansion of Work (Spring 2014)
IA-0237: Appropriate Technology in the World (Fall 2013)

 

Contact Us

Donna Cohn
Visiting Assistant Professor of Applied Design
Lemelson Center for Design 106
Mail Code LM
Hampshire College
893 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002
413.559.6032
dcLM@hampshire.edu
 

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