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Ralf Schneider

School of Design
Assistant Professor, Industrial and Interaction Design

Ralf Schneider is an assistant professor of industrial and interaction design in the School of Design, College of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University. As a designer and design educator, he offers combined European and American design values.

Prior to coming to Syracuse University, Schneider was an assistant professor at the Wentworth Institute of Technology (WIT) in Boston and taught industrial design coursework at the University of Cincinnati (DAAP).

Schneider earned a diploma in product design at the Kunsthochschule Berlin Weißensee in Berlin, Germany. A competitive stipend from the German government (Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst) supported graduate coursework at the University of Cincinnati (UC), where Schneider was awarded a master in design degree in 2005. He worked as an associate director/senior design researcher at the Live Well Collaborative, founded by Procter & Gamble and UC with a unique mission to foster the collaborative, interdisciplinary design process between industry leaders and academia. In this role Schneider worked with Hill-Rom and P&G on various projects.

Schneider is interested in solving complex problems with interdisciplinary teams. His current research focuses on factors that influence creativity, as well as design technology.