Dale Murray , MDes

Instructor - Adjunct

Associate Professor

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Professional Summary

Dale Murray obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Design from the University of Cincinnati in 1975. He practiced as a product and exhibit designer at various firms and in his own business in the Chicago and the San Francisco Bay areas for 21 years. Notable exhibit work included the Nobel Hall of Science and The Curiosity Place at the Museum of Science and Industry, and The Children's Zoo at the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago. He returned to Cincinnati in 1996, began teaching industrial design, and obtained a Masters Degree in Design in 1998. He is now an assistant professor of Industrial Design in the School of Design and serves on the IDSA national taskforce to promote the practice of Sustainable Design principles.


MDes: University of Cincinnati 1998

B.S.: University of Cincinnati 1975 (Industrial Design)

Research and Practice Interests

Product Design Exhibit Design Sustainable Design

Research Support

Grant: #GE Appliance Div Investigators:Murray, Dale 10-01-2005 -06-30-2008 General Electric Appliance Division Eco-design Life Cycle Product Development Process Role:PI $55,641.00 Closed Level:Industry

Grant: #SRS 00580 Investigators:Kim, Injoo; Murray, Dale 04-01-2006 -06-30-2008 Eastman Kodak Company Wearable Imaging Systems Role:PI $30,000.00 Closed Level:Industry

Grant: #internal NCE Investigators:Murray, Dale 03-25-2004 -12-31-2004 iMotion - Myers Motors LLC Collaborative Learning Studio Project Role:PI $15,000.00 Closed Level:Industry

Grant: #ADC-6-66268-16 / DE AC36-99GO10337 Investigators:Murray, Dale 11-27-2006 -01-09-2008 Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2007 Role:PI $100,000.00 Closed Level:Federal

Grant: #EcoLab Investigators:Murray, Dale 03-26-2007 -12-30-2008 Procter & Gamble Company Compaction in Sustainable Living Role:PI $12,000.00 Closed Level:Industry

Grant: #SRS 005495 Investigators:Murray, Dale 09-07-2007 -12-31-2008 MeadWestvaco Corporation School Supplies -- Innovators to Meet Current and Future Needs Role:PI $25,000.00 Closed Level:Industry

Grant: #LWC P&G Spring 08 Investigators:Murray, Dale 03-31-2008 -09-30-2008 Live Well Collaborative, Inc. P&G Spring Studio Role:PI $81,750.00 Closed Level:Private Non-Profit

Grant: #LG ElecKit Investigators:Choi, Soo-Shin; Machleit, Karen; Murray, Dale; Sanders, Michael 03-30-2009 -08-21-2009 Live Well Collaborative, Inc. LG Electronics Product Design Role:Collaborator $81,750.00 Closed Level:Private Non-Profit

Grant: #DCA-11W Investigators:Borcherding, Phyllis; Murray, Dale; Zirger, Billie Jo 01-01-2011 -08-31-2013 J. C. Penney, Inc. JC Penney: Alternative Purchased Product Transportation Role:PI $50,000.00 Active Level:Industry

Grant: #SRS 007664 Investigators:Borcherding, Phyllis; Murray, Dale 09-01-2011 -05-31-2012 Luxottica Retail North America Studio Collaboration Agreement for Luxottica Retail Role:Collaborator $10,000.00 Closed Level:Industry

Grant: #Future of Clean SCA Investigators:Murray, Dale 12-01-2015 -12-10-2015 Procter & Gamble Company The Future of Clean with Proctor & Gamble Design Role:PI $50,000.00 Active Level:Industry

Grant: #2016 Luxottica Arnette Sponsored Studio 16FS Investigators:Kim, Injoo; Murray, Dale 08-01-2016 -07-31-2017 Luxottica Retail North America Luxottica Arnette Sponsored Studio 16FS Role:Collaborator $40,000.00 Active Level:Industry

Grant: #2016 P&G Smart & Connected (16FS) Investigators:Murray, Dale 09-01-2016 -08-31-2017 Procter & Gamble Company P&G Smart & Connected (16FS) Role:PI $50,000.00 Active Level:Industry

Contact Information

5480D Aronoff Center