University Place, Syracuse University
Denise Heckman

School of Design
Associate Professor
Program Coordinator, Industrial and Interaction Design

Before joining the faculty of the industrial and interaction design program at Syracuse University, Denise Heckman began her career at Hallmark Cards and then spent the greater part of the late 1990s in the technology ghettos of Seattle. She co-founded Motive Design Research, a design and consulting firm whose clients included Hewlett Packard, PhotoDisc, Adobe, and K2 Skis/Olen.

She worked as both a designer and as a design researcher for startup companies, biotech, medical, consumer products, and arts organizations.

Heckman currently teaches courses on design research, interaction design, and principles of industrial design. She holds a B.F.A. from Kansas City Art Institute and an M.F.A. from Cranbrook Academy of Art.