Jim Budd

Chair and Professor, School of Industrial Design
Professor and Coordinator, M.S. In Human Computer Interaction
(Specialization: Industrial Design)

404-894-0701

Jim Budd is the chair of Georgia Tech's School of Industrial Design. He brings 15 years of academic and research leadership in human-centered, interactive product design, as well as two decades of corporate design experience to the school. Most recently, he was associate professor of industrial and interaction design at Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, where he headed the Wearables and Interactive Products Lab.
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Experience

  • Professor & Chair, School of Industrial Design, Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA, USA 2012 -- Plan, develop, implement and administer strategic plan for continued growth and development of the School of Industrial Design
  • Coordinator, MS-HCI Specialization in Industrial Design, Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA, USA 2013 -- Develop, implement and administer new MS-HCI specialization in Industrial Design as part of the 4-School collaborative program in Human-Computer Interaction
  • Chair & Associate Professor, Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA, USA, 2010 -2012 Redefine the goals and objective of the School of Industrial Design in recognition of the University stature as a Tier 1 Research Institution. Develop focused strengths for the School in collaboration with other units on campus including the Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access CATEA), Mechanical Engineering, Interactive Computing and the Graphics Visualization Unit (GVU)
  • Associate Professor, Emily Carr University of Art & Design Vancouver, B.C., Canada, 2008 - 2010. Develop and teach Industrial Design courses with a particular focus on interactive products and systems. Head new research lab focused on wearables and interactive products. Research, design, develop, prototype and conduct user testing of new ideas and applications for wearable technologies, interactive products and systems
  • Associate Professor, Carleton University, Ottawa, Ont., Canada, 2006 - 2008. Develop and teach Industrial Design courses with a particular focus on interactive products and systems. Assist with development of new graduate program in design. Research, design, develop, prototype and conduct user testing of new ideas and applications for interactive products and systems.
  • Associate Professor, Simon Fraser University Surrey, BC, Canada, 2002 - 2006. Develop and teach Interaction Design courses with a particular focus on physical (versus virtual) interactive products and systems (Graduate & Undergraduate) Research, design, develop, prototype and conduct user testing of new ideas and applications for interactive products and systems.
  • Associate Professor, Technical University of British Columbia, Surrey, BC, Canada, 2001-2002. Develop and teach interdisciplinary project-based courses integrating Interactive Arts, Information Technologies and Management & Technologies (Graduate & Undergraduate). Research and develop new applications of electronic communications and computing technologies incorporating interactive arts and information technologies.
  • Associate Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, 1997-2001. Teach Industrial Design Studios (Graduate & Undergraduate). Implement new curriculum + teach Computer Applications Courses. Research and develop new applications of electronic communications and computing technologies for Industrial Design Education.
  • Associate Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering (Visiting), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, Illinois, USA, Summer 1996. Developed Asynchronous Learning Network for online courses for Industrial Design
  • Associate Professor (Visiting), University of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois, USA, 1995-1997. Teach Senior Industrial Design Studios. Implement new curriculum and teach Computer Applications Courses. Research and develop new applications of electronic communications and computing technologies for Industrial Design Education.

Education

  • Master of Visual Arts, Major in Industrial Design, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta,Canada, 1982.
  • Diploma of Applied Arts, Major in Industrial Design, Conestoga College, Kitchener, Ontario,Canada, 1975.
  • Undergraduate Studies in Architecture, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada, 1971-72.
  • Undergraduate Studies in Systems Design Engineering, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario,Canada, 1970.

Professional Affiliations

  • Industrial Design Society of America (IDSA)
    IDSA - Member, 1989 - present

Selected Journal Publications, Conference Proceedings & Presentation, Posters & Invited Lectures

  • Hao, Yu, Jim Budd, Melody Moore Jackson, M. Sati, S. Soni. “A Visual Feedback Design based on a  Brain-Computer Interface to Assist Users Regulate their Emotional State.” In: CHI '14 Extended Abstracts: ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems Proceedings, accepted.
  • Profita, Halley, James Clawson, Scott Gililand, Clint Zeagler, Thad Starner, Ellen Do and JIm Budd, “Don’t Mind Me Touching My Wrist: A Case Study of Interacting with ON-Body Technology in Public.” In ACM Digital Library, 2013
  • Budd, J., “Setting a New Trajectory for Industrial Design Education”, 2011 IDSA International Design Conference, New Orleans, USA. 2011
  • Budd, J., Hallgrimsson, B., Radburn-Ong, S., Roberts, C., Harber, C., Katzur, E., Wakkary, R., Hatala, H., Muise, K., Corness, G., Mohabbati, B., Stockholm, J. “ Kurio: A Tangible Interactive Museum Guide.” 2009 IDSA National Education Conference. Miami, USA. September 2009
  • Hatala, M., Tanenbaum, K., Wakkary, R., Muise, K., Mohabbati, B., Corness, G., Budd, J., Loughin, T. "Experience Structuring Factors Affecting Learning in Family Visits to Museums." In: Cress, U., Dimitrova, V., Specht, M.(Eds.): "Learning in the Synergy of Multiple Disciplines", Proceedings of the 4th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning (ECTEL09), LNCS5794, Springer-Verlag, Sept/Oct 2009, pp.37-51
  • Wakkary, R., Hatala, M., Muise, K., Tanenbaum, K., Budd J. “Kurio: A Museum Guide for Families”, Tangible and Embedded Interaction 2009, Cambridge, UK, ACM Press, in press
  • Budd, Jim, “Leveraging Design Education to Help Fuel the Economy.” Innovation, the Quarterly Journal of the Industrial Design Society of America (IDSA), Dulles, VA, Winter 2009
  • Hallgrimsson, Bjarki, Jim Budd and Adrian Chan, “The Smart Rollator Project: A Collaborative Student Project Benefiting From a Multi-Departmental Approach.” 2008 IDSA National Education Conference. Phoenix, USA. September 2008
  • Budd, Jim, Lois Frankel and Paul Thibaudeau, “ViSiO: A New Design Approach to Connect the Visually Impaired with the World.” 2007 IDSA National Education Conference. San Francisco, USA. October 2007
  • Budd, Jim, Krystina Madej, Jenna Stephens-Wells, Janice De Jong, Laura Mulligan and Ehren Katzur. “PageCraft: Learning in Context – A tangible interactive storytelling platform to support early narrative development for young children.” IDC’07 (International Conference on Interaction Design and Children). 2007. Aalborg, Denmark: ACM Press
  • Budd, Jim, Krystina Madej, Jenna Stephens-Wells, Janice De Jong, Laura Mulligan and Ehren Katzur. “PageCraft: A tangible interactive storytelling platform to meet the needs of kids on the go.” Proceedings of the MobileNation Conference and Workshop. 2007. Toronto, Canada
  • Budd, Jim, Krystina Madej, Jenna Stephens-Wells, Janice De Jong, Laura Mulligan and Ehren Katzur. “Exploring New Design Methods for Interactive Product Design.” RGD Conference on Designing the User Experience. Ottawa, Canada. May 2007

Book Chapters

  • Budd, Jim, Krystina Madej, Jenna Stephens-Wells, Janice De Jong, Laura Mulligan and Ehren Katzur. “PageCraft: A tangible interactive storytelling platform to meet the needs of kids on the go” in Martha Ladly and Philip Beesley (ed), Mobile Nation, Waterloo, ON: Riverside Architectural Press, 2008 pp.223-228
  • Leo, Doreen and Jim Budd. “The Experiential Interface: Creating Emotionally Engaging Spaces.” ComSpace in J. Frascara (ed), Designing Effective Communications: Creating Contexts for Clarity and Meaning, (Allworth Press, 2006) pp.256-269.

Selected Awards & Grants

  • Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada. Grant to the Centre for Mobile Interaction to support collaborative applied research with industry ($2,250,000). Maria Lantin, Glen Lowry & Jim Budd, Emily Carr University. 2009/13
  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Research/Creations Grants in the Fine Arts. “Catch & Release: An Interactive Storyscape” ($167,500). Ruth Beer & Jim Budd, Emily Carr University and Kit Grauer, University of British Columbia. 2009/11
  • Ontario Centres of Excellence Connection Program. Grant to support 4th year undergraduate projects conducted in collaboration with Industry sponsors. The Ontario Centres of Excellence Program will match cash and in-kind contributions from Industry Sponsors (Total project funding $64,000; OCE contribution $32,000). Jim Budd, Carleton University. 2007/08
  • Canadian Heritage New Media R&D Initiatives. “ec(h)o-VUE: An Interactive Museum Guide” ($365,000). Ron Wakkary and Marek Hatala, Simon Fraser University and Jim Budd, Carleton University. 2007
  • Infrastructure Grant, Carleton University. To establish an Interactive Product & Sensor Lab for the School of Industrial Design ($40,000), Jim Budd. 2007