Robert Fee

Robert Fee

Robert Fee

Robert Fee

Program coordinator, design management

B.F.A., industrial design, Kansas City Art Institute, 1966

First year at SCAD:

"Teaching is the outward manifestation of your implicit understanding of the world. It is discourse at its purest. Without being able to teach, you do not really know what it is that you do. Teaching highly motivated students of design from around the planet is a collaboration with the future: with the nicest generation. Our young leaders are a grateful lot; at once optimistic and a bit anxious, and always defining a new way to think about old ideas. If the punch line of a joke is the sudden revelation of an unexpected conclusion that makes perfect sense, then the tangible design idea is the embodiment of pragmatic wit."


Participated in developing the first computer rendition of the human figure in 1966

Awards, recognition and honors

Named among "Most Admired Educators" by DesignIntelligence, 2007, 2010


Industrial Designers Society of America, Design Management Institute

Publications and presentations

Presented design practices at conferences including the American Evaluators Association, Academy of Management, Design Management Institute and Industrial Designers Society of America, as well as lecturing and conducting charrettes at universities from California to Northern Ireland

Previous Positions

Manager, Texas Instruments Corporate Design Center, Dallas, Texas; Manager, industrial design, Richard Ten Eyck Associates, Wichita, Kansas; Senior industrial designer, Reinecke Associates, Chicago, Illinois; Industrial designer, Design Consultants Inc., Chicago, Illinois; Computer Graphics Data Transcription, The Boeing Co., Seattle, Washington

Courses Taught

  • SDES 704 Applied Theory in Design
  • DMGT 706 Idea Visualization
  • DMGT 720 Design Innovation Development and Marketing Strategies
  • DMGT 732 Facilitating Creative Thinking
  • DMGT 748 Design Management M.A. Final Project
  • DMGT 783 Design Futures: Trends, Foresight and Intuition
  • DMGT 790 Design Management M.F.A. Thesis
  • IDUS 711 Methods of Contextual Research