David Weightman

David Weightman
David Weightman
Professor, Industrial Design, School of Art & Design, & Professor, Technology Entrepreneurship
Professor of Industrial Design, School of Art & Design, and Professor of Technology Entrepreneurship

David Weightman is a Professor of Industrial Design in the School of Art and Design at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. With a Master’s degree in Industrial design ( Engineering) from the Royal College of Art in London, he worked at the Indian Institute of Technology in Delhi and taught on the Industrial Design Transport program at Coventry University, He was Dean of the School of Art and Design at Staffordshire University and a consultant to Yamaha, Massey Ferguson, British Rail, BBC television and the Tate Gallery London. His teaching and research explores the changing relationship between product users and the design/ manufacturing process resulting from digital technology. Recent projects have also involved acoustic design and hearing conservation. A member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design working group on the future of design education, he also served recently as Midwest District Vice President of the Industrial Design Society of America. For his sabbatical in Spring 2014, he was appointed an IDEA Studio scholar at Autodesk LLC in San Francisco, helping with the development of their Fusion 360 CAD modeling software.

Recent Courses Taught

  • ARTD 230 (TE 230) - Design Thinking/Need-Finding
  • ARTD 401 (ARTD 505) - Industrial Design V
  • ARTD 402 (ARTD 506) - Industrial Design VI
  • ARTD 426 - Product Innovation
  • ARTD 501 - Industrial Design I
  • ARTD 502 - Industrial Design II
  • ARTD 503 - Industrial Design III
  • ARTD 504 (ARTD 302) - Industrial Design IV
  • BADM 366 (TMGT 366) - Product Design and Development