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Javier de la Fuente

California Polytechnic State University
Assistant Professor of Industrial Packaging and Technology, Orfalea College of Business

Dr. Javier de la Fuente serves as Assistant Professor of Industrial and Packaging Technology in the Orfalea College of Business at the California Polytechnic State University. He teaches courses in design thinking, product design and development, computer aided design, and packaging.

Dr. de la Fuente’s background includes industrial and graphic design, packaging, and scientific research. His research interest lies in the area of user-centered design, universal/inclusive design, communication of functionality (affordances), and healthcare packaging. 

He has more than 30 publications including books chapters, peer-reviewed articles, refereed conferences, and trade-press articles. He has co-authored the “Packaging Design and Development” and the “Medical Device Packaging” chapters in the last edition of the Wiley Encyclopedia of Packaging Technology. One of his papers won the prestigious Best Paper Award at the Cambridge Workshop on Universal Access and Assistive Technology organized by the Engineering Department at University of Cambridge.

Dr. de la Fuente is also co-founder and partner at Factor IDD, a design and innovation consulting firm specializing in packaging, product design, and brand identity. Many of his designs have received local and international awards.

He holds a five-year degree in Industrial Design summa cum laude from the Universidad de Buenos Aires and a Master and Doctorate in Packaging from Michigan State University.

 

My Speakers Sessions

Thursday, February 23
 

3:15pm