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Carla Diana


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Carla Diana enjoys living as close to the near future as possible. As Associate DIrector of Interaction Design at Smart Design, her projects include domestic robots, mobile devices and sentient kitchen appliances. In her practice, she combines experience in industrial and interaction design to create solutions that bridge the gap between the physical and the digital. She has taught and lectured internationally, most recently at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where she was the creative director for the iconic humanoid robot, Simon. Her awards include a Brown Foundation Fellowship at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston in France, and she recently completed a residency at the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) in NYC. Carla holds a Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering from The Cooper Union and an MFA in Industrial Design from Cranbrook Academy of Art.

BS, Mechanical Engineering, The Cooper Union
MFA Industrial Design, Cranbrook Academy of Art