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Larry John Leifer

Larry John Leifer

Professor
Professor of Mechanical Engineering
BS, Stanford University, Engineering Science (1962)
MS, Stanford University, Product Design - Art (1963)
PhD, Stanford University, Biomedical Engineering - Neuroscience (1969)

Leifer's engineering design thinking research is focused on instrumenting design teams to understand, support, and improve design practice and theory. Specific issues include: design-team research methodology, global team dynamics, innovation leadership, interaction design, design-for-wellbeing, and adaptive mechatronic systems. We are now using the intersection of two critical paradigms, Neuroscience Analytics and Design Synthesis, to advance NeuroDesign