University Place, Syracuse University
Donald Carr

School of Design
Professor
Program Coordinator, Collaborative Design

Don Carr is a professor of collaborative design, coordinator of the School of Design's graduate program in collaborative design, and a senior COLAB fellow.

At Syracuse University he has served as chair of the Meredith Professorship Committee and Interdisciplinary Design Spire; University Senator, University Senate, faculty representative; chair and committee member of the Tenure and Promotion Committees; committee member, University-wide Interdisciplinary Committees; and on the NASAD Committee.

Selected Exhibitions

All
  • Second Skin, Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei

  • Second Skin, Vitra Design Museum, Germany

  • Skin, Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum, New York City

  • Mutating Material, Museum of Modern Art, New York City

  • Metropolis Magazine: Good Offices and Beyond. Cooper-Hewitt Museum, New York City

  • WOOspace, International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF), New York City

  • Graduate Design, American Center for Design, Chicago

  • Mondo Materials, Sponsored by Steelcase, Grand Rapids, Mich.

  • InProduction, Cranbrook Academy of Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, Mich.

Selected Publications

  • Published Articles

    • Artbyte (9/1999) “Digital Clay” by Don Carr
    • Innovation Summer (1994) “Reclaiming the Soul of the Synthetic Object” by Don Carr, Alex Subrisi, and William Faust
  • Books

    • What Things Do: Philosophical Reflections on Design by Peter-Paul Verbeek
    • Boom Publishers, Amsterdam, 2000
    • IF/Then Play by Janet Abrams. Long Lake lll: Toys vs. Tools, Netherland Design Institute, Amsterdam, 1999
  • Periodicals

    • 2001 PetitGlam Future Interior, WOOspace, pgs 68-76
    • 2000 FID, Future of Industrial Design: Korean Design Magazine; Don Carr, Inventor of Advanced Concepts, pgs 74-79
    • 2000 Flaunt 9/2000 Future Heros, pgs 104-109
    • 1999 Business Week 6/7/1999 Winner 1999, The Best Product Designs of the Year
    • 1999 Wallpaper 7/1999 NYC Brights pg 115
    • 1999 Interior Design 7/1991 Market pg 72
    • 1999 Innovation The Yearbook of Industrial Design Excellence, Fall Off the Beaten Path, the Trail Tag System pgs 122-125
    • 1999 Metropolis 10/1999 All’s Fair: International Contemporary Furniture Fair Review pgs 124-125
    • 1996 ID Magazine Annual Design Review, Biofeedback Snowboard
    • 1996 ID Magazine Annual Design Review, Signpost 101
    • 1995 ID Magazine, ID Forty
    • 1994 ID Magazine Annual Design Review, Palm Mouse
    • 1992 ID Magazine Annual Design Review, Ithaca Color Printer

Awards and Honors

2011Continuum + Arthur Pulos Award for innovation in interdisciplinary design education, Syracuse University
2008Invited Juror, IDSA International Design Excellence Awards, Furniture and Graduate Student Design, Washington, D.C.
2006Design Educator Honor, Design Intelligence Report, Named one of Most Admired Industrial Design Educators
2005Guest Critic, Design Institutes “Design Camp” sponsored by Target, Minneapolis, Minn.
2003IDEA Bronze Award, Syracuse University Synergy Laboratory, SU, IDSA, Industrial Design Excellence Awards
2000Nomination, Chrysler Design Award, Designer of the Year Award
1999IDEA Gold Award, Trail Tags, Carr+Lamb , IDSA, Industrial Design Excellence Awards
1999ICFF, International Contemporary Furniture Fair, NYC, LG Electronics International Design Competition, Korea
1999Editor’s Choice Award, WOO Lighting and Textiles, Carr+Lamb, LG Electronics International Design Competition, Korea
1998Patagonia “Q=E” International Design Competition, LG Electronics International Design Competition, Korea
1998Bronze Award, Trail Tags, Carr+Lamb, LG Electronics International Design Competition, Korea
1997IDEA Bronze Award, Biofeedback Snowboard, Carr+Lamb, IDSA, Industrial Design Excellence Awards
1996Design Distinction Award, Biofeedback Snowboard, Carr+Lamb, ID Magazine Annual Review
1996Design Distinction Award, Signpost 101, NCR Corporation, ID Magazine Annual Review
1995Invited Juror, ID Magazine, Annual Design Review, NYC
1995Honorable Mention, Biomimicry, NCR Corporation
1995Selected to ID Forty, ID Magazine, Annual Award to Top International Designers
1995IDEA Gold Award, Signpost 101, NCR Corporation, IDSA, Industrial Design Excellence Awards
1994Design Distinction Award, Palm Mouse, NCR Corporation, ID Magazine Annual Review
1994American Center for Design and Fortune Magazine, LG Electronics International Design Competition, Korea
1994Beacon Award, Corporate Design Excellence, NCR Corporation, LG Electronics International Design Competition, Korea
1993Silver Award, Palm Mouse, NCR Corporation, LG Electronics International Design Competition, Korea
1992Honorable Mention, Ithaca Color Printer, NCR Corporation, ID Magazine Annual Review
1991Silver Award, Personal Mediator, NCR Corporation, LG Electronics International Design Competition, Korea
1991Mondo Materials, Sponsored by Steelcase, LG Electronics International Design Competition, Korea
1989IDEA Silver Award, Fire Extinguisher, Carr+Lamb, IDSA, Industrial Design Excellence Awards
1989IF Industrie Forum Design Hannover, Germany,
1989Award for Industrial Design, Interactive Video Terminal, NCR Corporation

Grants

2008

Founder, “Golden Mean Lecture Series”, Syracuse University. VPA lecture series to promote connections between design, business and society. Kauffman Foundation Grant

2007

Coordinator, “Transportation Distribution Analysis,” Motorola Funded Project

2006

Coordinator, “Consumer Behavioral Research,” LG Electronics Funded Project

2003

Coordinator, “Retail Shopping Experience,” Symbol Technologies Funded Project

1998

Coordinator, “Medical Diagnostic Equipment,” Welch Allyn Funded Project

1990-92

Recipient, “Design Research,” Cranbrook Academy of Art, NCR: MFA Education Grant

Lectures, Panels and Workshops

2008
  • Guest Presenter, “Focus the Nation,” nationwide event on global warming, SU
  • Panel Moderator, “Creators vs. Consumer,” the Rhetoric Conference,
  • Reality & Reformation of Intellectual Property Law & Policy, SU
2007

Guest Presenter, NYS Youth Invention Convention, Albany, N.Y.

2005
  • Guest Presenter, Design Institute, 6 Pines Education Summit with Target, Minneapolis
  • Co-Chair, IDSA NE District Regional Conference, SU
2003
  • Guest Presenter, Cranbrook Academy of Art Lecture Series, Bloomfield Hills, Mich.
  • Guest Presenter, IDSA Designabout Conference, Guggenheim Museum, New York City
2002

Workshop Presenter, “Designing the User Experience,” High Ground Education Workshop, Buena Vista, Colo.

2000
  • Guest Presenter, Design Lecture Series, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh
  • Guest Presenter, “Design,” Student Factors Design Conference, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • Guest Presenter, “The Future of I.D.,” American Center for Design, Burlington, Vt.
1998-00

Co-Founder, Long Lake Design Camp l, ll & lll, Long Lake, N.Y.