Christopher Arnold

Ulm Quasi Endowed Professor and Associate Professor

Christopher Arnold

School of Industrial + Graphic Design

Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design, Master of Industrial Design

241 Wallace Hall Phone: (334) 844-2361


Master of Community Planning (M.C.P.), Auburn University
Bachelor of Industrial Design (B.I.D.), Auburn University

Chris’s professional experience comes from healthcare and corporate architecture, and product design industries. In addition he is principle of DesignForesight, a consulting firm that he established in 2002.

Previous teaching experience includes course design and implementation responsibilities within large corporate training programs as well as with the Master of Science in Architecture at Mississippi State University. Professor Arnold currently teaches the ‘foundations’ design studios and lectures at both the undergraduate and graduate program levels.

Interest areas in research and practice:
Interest areas in research and practice include:
design education
urban furniture systems for public space
the integration of 'design-thinking' in K-12 education
people-centered research and design for human-service-systems
environments and systems enhancing health care delivery and outcomes
design for experience within the built environment, and design for social impact

National leadership positions:
Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA)
Professional Member, Atlanta Chapter
Vice-Chair, Atlanta Chapter, 2008-2009, 2010-2011

American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA)
Professional Member, Birmingham Chapter