Deana McDonagh

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Deana McDonagh

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Dr. Deana McDonagh is professor of industrial design in the School of Art + Design at the University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign) and faculty at the Beckman Institute of Advanced Science and Technology, also located in Urbana-Champaign, IL, USA. Dr. McDonagh’s research concentrates on emotional user-product relationships and how empathy can bring the designer closer to users’ authentic needs, ensuring both functional and emotional needs are met by products.