Claudia Rebola

Claudia Beatriz Rebola

Associate Dean

Associate Dean for Research, Associate Professor

Aronoff Center


DAAP Research - 0016

Professional Summary

Dr. Claudia B. Rebola is the Associate Dean for Research at the College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (DAAP) and Associate Professor in Industrial Design at the University of Cincinnati (UC). Dr. Rebola was also an Associate Professor in the Industrial Design Department at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) and Assistant Professor and Director of Graduate Programs in the School of Industrial Design and head of the D-Matters Studio Lab at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Her work brings together design, science and technology to experiment, design and prototype innovative interactive products in the realm of health and inclusivity. Her specific interests are in application areas tailored to design for aging with an emphasis on humanizing technology, empowering users, engaging communities, and celebrating the value of simplicity and tangibility in user-product interactions. She is Director of the T3 component of the RERC TechSAge Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Technologies to Support Successful Aging with Disability at the Georgia Institute of Technology, funded by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR). At Georgia Tech, she was also the co-founder of the Design and Technologies for Healthy Aging (DATHA) housed at the Center for Assistive Technologies and Environmental Access (CATEA). She works closely with the IDSA organization and participates as a committee member in several ACM conferences and Gerontological Societies such the Gerontological Society of America (GSA). She publishes regularly in design, gerontology, human-computer interaction and related disciplines journals and conferences proceedings, including her new book “Designed Technologies for Healthy Aging” published by Morgan and Claypool. As a native of Argentina, she received her undergraduate degree on Industrial Design from the Universidad Nacional de Cordoba. She also holds an M.S. in Industrial Design and a Ph.D. on Information Design from North Carolina State University. Dr. Rebola has been a recipient of numerous honors and awards, among them the Fulbright-Hays Grant, Phi Kappa Phi, Tau Sigma Delta, and an Argentinean presidential recognition for outstanding academic achievements in the design discipline.

Research Support

Grant: #00001201 / IIP-1717701 Investigators:Rebola, Claudia 08-15-2017 -07-31-2018 National Science Foundation PFI-BIC Next Generation Robotic Intelligence that Provides Psycho-Social Support for Older Adults Role:PI $36,153.00 Active Level:Federal

Grant: #SES-2026594 Investigators:Bhiwapurkar, Pravin; Black, Ann; Fry, Michael; Harfmann, Anton; Linders, Annulla; Nassif, Nabil; Rebola, Claudia; Tang, Ming; Wendell, David 01-01-2021 -12-31-2021 National Science Foundation Future of Work: Understanding the interrelationships between humans and technology to improve the quality of work life in smart buildings. Role:Collaborator $149,720.00 Awarded Level:Federal

Grant: #TBD Investigators:Rebola, Claudia; Vogel, Craig 01-01-2022 -12-31-2022 Clovernook Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Clovernook: Exploratory Translational Research Role:Collaborator 40000.00 Hold Level:Non Profit