Michael Dean Eckersley

Michael Dean Eckersley
  • Professor, Interaction Design & Design Management
  • Program Director, Design Master of Arts

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Michael Eckersley is Professor of Interaction Design and Design Management at The University of Kansas. A design researcher and design planner with over 20 years of specialization in the design of immersive, interactive products and services, he has helped many noted companies systematically create new value and exploit strategic opportunities. With professional experience that spans industries of Health Care, Enterprise Software, Financial Services, Consumer Products, Resorts, and Fast Food, his management expertise involves large, complex projects through phases of research and analysis, planning and detailed design—both as an in-house corporate design manager and as an consulting lead. By active professional practice, writing and teaching, he has helped advance the professional discipline of Interaction Design and the practice of Design Management.


Ph.D., Ball State, 1985