James Intriligator is the director of Tufts’ Human Factors Engineering Program and a Professor of the Practice in the Department of Mechanical Engineering (School of Engineering). He joined Tufts in 2016 to lead the university’s renowned Human Factors Engineering program into its next phase of innovation and growth. Intriligator is the author of over 50 publications in fields as diverse as neuroscience, neurology, consumer psychology, physics, and literary criticism.
As a Tisch Faculty Fellow, Intriligator will work together with Kevin Oye to create a new hybrid program focused on civic and social engagement. Specifically, they will guide students in researching, designing, and testing strategic social interventions that address civic and social needs. The program will be built around a local approach to design-led social interventions: rather than addressing issues in other countries, this program will address issues in local communities. Over the course of the year, students will work in teams to research, design, test, and refine interventions in nearby communities in need.