Christopher Arnold, IDSA
Associate Professor



Areas of Expertise:
Environment Design
Digital Design and Fabrication
User-Centered Design


Chris's professional experience comes from working in the architecture, communicative environment, and product design industries. In addition he is principle of DesignForesight, a design consulting and visualization firm that he founded in 2002.


Previous teaching experience includes course design and implementation responsibilities within large corporate training programs as well as with the Master of Science in Architecture at Mississippi State University. Professor Arnold currently teaches second year design studios and lectures at both the undergraduate and graduate program levels.


Research interests include the development of artifact documentation and knowledge management techniques within the design process, the cross-disciplinary application of design methodology in “non-design” fields such as business, and the integration of design methods within K-12 education.

Educational Background:
M.C.P. - Auburn University (Community Planning and Urban Design)
B.IND. - Auburn University (Industrial Design)

Synthesis of Drawing - Technical Drawing (First Year Studio)
Two-Dimensional Industrial Design Principles (Second Year Studio)
Three-Dimensional Industrial Design Principles (Second Year Studio) Computers in Design Communication
Digital Fabrication

Systems Design
Ecological Design for Product Designers
Ireland Traveling Studio (Study-Abroad based studio program)

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