Faculty Profile

James Tichenor

ADJUNCT PROFESSOR
Phone: 201.216.5357
Email: james@jamestichenor.net
School:  Schaefer School of Engineering & Science
Department:  Mechanical Engineering
Program:  Product Architecture and Engineering
Education
  • Master of Interaction Design,Interaction Design Institute Ivrea, Ivrea, Italy
  • Master of Science in Architectural Studies: Design and Computation,Massachusetts Institute of Technology,School of Architecture & Planning, Cambridge, MA.
  • Bachelor of Architecture, School of Architecture, New Jersey Institute of Technology ,Newark, NJ
General Information
An Architect by training James worked for design firms in New York on residential, commercial and exhibition design projects. In 2002 James returned to school at MIT to research issues of architectural surfaces with digitally manipulated materials. His research focused on how designers can leverage a knowledge of materiality to exploit the new possibilities of physical prototyping devices, in order to escape the division between designer and technologist and move into the role of craftsman. In his work he seeks to explore the aesthetics of the psychedelic and the transcendental. He is currently studying interaction design at the Interaction Design Institute Ivrea in Italy.