Peter Chamberlain

Peter A. Chamberlain

Associate Director - School of Design, Coordinator, Associate Professor, Industrial Design

Aronoff Center


DAAP School of Design - 0016

Professional Summary

Peter chamberlain is an Associate Professor of Industrial Design and a graduate of the Master of Fine Art Sculpture program at the University of Cincinnati, College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning. He also holds a degree in Design from the Graduate School at Chiba University, located just outside of Tokyo, Japan.
 He has worked in the Rapid prototyping industry and for companies in transportation-related manufacturing technology in both Japan and the United States. His continued international experience has been formative in developing a body of research that considers the unique role that culture plays in the emotional appreciation of everyday products and experiences. Additionally, this research considers how deeply embedded culturally driven sensibilities can provide inspirational sources for design innovation.
Professor Chamberlain teaches courses ranging from sophomore Industrial Design foundation studios to graduate design seminars. Through his experience teaching in the Live Well Collaborative studios at the University of Cincinnati, he has worked extensively with its corporate members, guiding interdisciplinary collaborative student teams as they tackle complex and crosscutting design problems.


MFA, University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, Ohio, 2005 (Fine Art - Sculpture, Design)

MPhil-Design , Chiba University Chiba, Japan, 2003 (Masters course of study in Design specializing in Universal Design )

Research Support

Grant: #Kroger Bagless Studion FS16 Investigators:Chamberlain, Peter; Timney, Todd 09-01-2016 -08-31-2017 Kroger Company Kroger Bagless Sponsored Studio (16FS) Role:Collaborator $70,000.00 Active Level:Industry

Grant: #Hankook Tire 16US Sponsored Studio Agreement Investigators:Chamberlain, Peter; Zammit, Raphael 05-01-2016 -04-30-2017 Hankook Tire Co., Ltd. Hankook Tire 16US Sponsored Studio Role:Collaborator $35,000.00 Active Level:Foreign Industry


Peer Reviewed Publications

Peter Chamberlain (2014. )Unboxing II (UBII): A Tool for Package Experience Analysis .The International Journal of Designed Objects. , ,Volume 7 (3 ),

Todd Timney, Peter Chamberlain (2017. )Integrated Package Design: An interdisciplinary Approach to Package Design that Benefits Consumer Experience and Brand Perception .Journal of Computer Aided Design and Applications, ,14 (1 ),33


Invited Presentations

Peter Chamberlain (2010. )Transforum - discussing the future of public transportation in Cincinnati. TEDX , Cincinnati. Level:Regional

Peter Chamberlain, Todd Timney (2015. )The Total Package: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Package Design That Benefits Consumer-Experience and Brand Perception. SEGD Academic Summit, Chicago. Level:National

Poster Presentations

Peter Chamberlain, Aparna Sundar, Theodore Noseworthy (2013. )Parody of Package Design .Society of Consumer Psychology Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii. .Level:International

Research and Practice Interests

Aesthetic and Emotional product-user relationship

Preferred Information

Associate Director - School of Design, Coordinator, Associate Professor, Industrial Design , MFA, MPHIL