Carla Diana is a designer, author, and educator who explores the impact of future technologies through hands-on experiments in product design and tangible interaction. She has designed a range of products from robots to connected home appliances, and her work has 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 the Cranbrook Academy of Art, serving as its first Designer in Residence. She serves as Head of Design for Diligent Robotics and cohosts the Robopsych Podcast, a biweekly discussion around design and the psychological impact of human-robot interaction Carla writes and lectures frequently on the social impact of robotics and emerging technology and created the world’s first children’s book on 3D printing, LEO the Maker Prince. She just launched her latest book project, My Robot Gets Me: How Social Design Can Make New Products More Human, published by Harvard Business Review Press. Carla holds an M.F.A. in 3D Design from Cranbrook Academy of Art and a B.E. in Mechanical Engineering from the Cooper Union.
See Carla’s book Make: LEO the Maker Prince at www.makershed.com