Head of 4D Design, Cranbrook Academy of Art
Carla Diana is a designer, author and educator exploring the impact of future technologies through hands-on experiments in tangible interaction. Her designs have appeared on the covers of Popular Science, Technology Review and the New York Times Sunday Review.
Carla has been granted the honor of creating the 4D Design program at Cranbrook Academy of Art, serving as its first Designer-in-Residence. She is an ongoing collaborator with the Socially Intelligent Machines Lab at the University of Texas, Austin, and Head of Design for Diligent Robotics.
Carla writes and lectures frequently on the social impact of technology and created LEO the Maker Prince: Journeys in 3D Printing. She cohosts the Robopsych Podcast, a biweekly discussion around design and the psychological impact of human-robot interaction.
She holds a B.E. in Mechanical Engineering from the Cooper Union and an M.F.A. in 3D Design from Cranbrook Academy of Art.