Roger Ball

Professor, School of Industrial Design

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Education

  • PhD | 2008- 2011 | TU Delft University, Faculty of Engineering | Delft, Netherlands
  • MFA | 2002-2003 | Product Design (with Distinction), Domus Academy | Milan, Italy
  • AOCA | 1980-1983 | Industrial Design Diploma, Ontario College of Art and Design | Toronto, Canada

Administrative Experience

Program Leader |  2015 –  present | Masters of Industrial Design, Georgia Tech | USA

  • Responsible for re-designing curriculum
  • Supervision of graduate students (60+)
  • Recruit and train instructors
  • Teach workshop modules and capstone project.
  • Manage program on daily basis.

Program Leader | 2004 – 2015 | MDes in Advanced Practices, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University | Hong Kong

  • Responsible for developing curriculum, initial course validation, committee work and promotion of MDes program. Extensive experience in supervision of post graduate students (100+)
  • Recruit industrial partners and negotiate contracts.
  • Teach workshop modules and capstone project.
  • Manage program on daily basis.

Lab Leader | 2015 – present  | Body Shape Lab, Georgia Tech | USA

  • Manage three full time research personnel and research engineers and scientists.
  • Develop design tools based on Asian Anthropometric primary research.
  • Integrate research into curriculum
  • Consultancy with industrial partners.
  • Develop international research collaborations and joint research projects.

Lab Leader | 2015 – present  | China Shape Lab, Hunan University | China

  • Manage research personnel and graduate students
  • Develop design tools based on Asian Anthropometric primary research.
  • Integrate research into curriculum
  • Consultancy with industrial partners.
  • Develop international research collaborations and joint research projects.

Lab Leader | 2005 – 2015 | Asian Ergonomic Lab, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University | Hong Kong

  • Manage three full-time research personnel and research engineers and scientists.
  • Develop design tools based on Asian Anthropometric primary research.
  • Develop new curriculum based on original research
  • Consultancy with industrial partners.
  • Develop international research collaborations and joint research projects. 

Leader | 2007 – 2010 | Co-Leader, SDWorks, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University | Hong Kong

  • Responsible for creating a business that commercializes student work.
  • Develop curriculum to support entrepreneurship.
  • Negotiate contracts and licensing agreements.
  • Supervise production, packaging, branding and website development.

Program Leader | 2005 –2011 | I-do Summer Workshop, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University | Hong Kong

  • Leader for 6 week international design workshop. Students from 5 countries form teams to work on industry sponsored projects.

Chairman | 1990 –1992 | Industrial Design Dept , Ontario College of Art and Design | Toronto, Canada

  • Develop post graduate curriculum, responsible for budgeting, committee work and promotion of Industrial Design Dept. Recruiting, interviewing and hiring of staff and instructors.

Teaching Experience

Professor | 2015 – Present | Georgia Tech - College of Design | USA

  • Teach all levels of Industrial Design Program in undergraduate and Masters Programs.
  • Courses includ: Scan & Print, Design Capstone and Grad Studio 1
  • Set up research labs and mentor tenure-track professors and Ph.D. students

Chair Professor 1000 Talents Award | 2015 – Present | Hunan University - School of Industrial Design | China

  • My mission with this prestigious award is to boost the industrial design capability of Chinese University’s
  • Develop curriculum and teach at undergraduate and graduate levels
  • Set up research labs and mentor tenure track Profesors and PhD students

Eric Yim Endowed Professor of Asian Ergonomics | 2003 | 

  • Manage endowment and lead the Asian Ergonomic Central Research Facility. Develop the next generation of China Fit tools.

Professor | 2003 – Present | The Hong Kong Polytechnic University | Hong Kong

  • Taught all levels of Industrial Design Program in Diploma, Bachelors and Masters Programs. Courses include; Design Studio 3 –Scan & Print, Design Studio 4 - DesignDirect, Design for Leisure, Ergo-Interactive Experience, Strategic Product Design and China Lifestyle Transformation and Capstone Project. Strategies for Sustainable Product Design, Universal Design, Final Year Project.

Assistant Professor (part time) | 1987 – 2003 | Ontario College of Art and Design | Toronto, Canada

  • Taught all levels of Industrial Design Program. Courses included: Advanced Sports Design, Design for Capital Goods and Services, Universal Design, Visual Organization, Visualization and Sketching, Design Methodology, Design Ergonomics and Team leader Year 4 Final Project.

Senior Lecturer | 2002-2001 | Sheridan College of Design and Animation | Oakville, Canada

Senior Lecturer | 2002-2001 | Humber College of Advanced Technology | Toronto, Canada