Richard Buchanan

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  • Case Western Reserve University, Weatherhead School of Management, Professor


  • Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America


  • Richard Buchanan is Professor of Design, Management, and Information Systems at the Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University. He was head of the School of Design at Carnegie Mellon University from 1992 until 2002, establishing one of the first graduate programs in Interaction Design in the United States. He is well known for extending design thinking into new areas and media for aesthetic as well as practical purposes. He is editor of Design Issues, the international journal of history, theory, and criticism published by the MIT Press, as well as a former president of the Design Research Society, the international learned society of the design research community. He is a widely published author and a frequent keynote speaker in the United States and abroad. He received his AB and PhD from the Committee on the Analysis of Ideas and the Study of Methods at the University of Chicago.