Shanna Daly

Post-doctoral Scholar
Design Science Program
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Ph.D., Engineering Education and Chemistry, 2008
Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

BS, Chemical Engineering, 2003
University of Dayton, Dayton, OH


1301 Beal Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2122
Office: 3200 EECS
Phone: 734.647.8402  Fax: 734.647.8403


Design across disciplines
Design education
Interdisciplinary design
Nanotechnology education

  Shanna's research interests in design emphasize that design has components that are independent of technical discipline. Her work has explored ways that design professionals from a variety of backgrounds experience design, revealing areas of both common ground and distinction. One of her past projects explored characteristics of interdisciplinary design teams, resulting in a better understanding of the roles, language, and structures that emerged in teams meetings with professionals of varying technical backgrounds.