Danny Johnson

Main research topic:

Innovation in Engineering Design


Current research work:

  • Empathic Experience Design for Breaking Barriers to Innovation
  • Studying Design methodologies that create avenues for original and creative product design




Refereed Conference Papers

N. Genco, D. Johnson, C.C. Seepersad, and K. Holtta-Otto, “A Study of the Effectiveness of Empathic Experience Design as a Creativity Technique,” Proceedings of the ASME 2011 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, 2011, pp. 1-9.

Conference Papers

D.G. Johnson, M.N. Saunders, C.C. Seepersad, and K. Holtta-Otto, “The Effects of Empathic Experiences on Concept Generation Techniques,” Proceedings of the 2011 NSF Engineering Research and Innovation Conference, Atlanta, GA: 2011, pp. 1-7.


Graduate courses taken:


Product Design

  • Engineering Design Theory and Mathematical Techniques

  • Solid Freeform Fabrication

  • The Enterprise of Technology: From Mind to Market (High-Tech Entrepreneurship)


Mathematical Methods

  • Statistical Methods in Manufacturing

  • Design Optimization & Automation


Other Engineering Courses

  • Dynamics of Mechanical Systems (Newton, Hamilton, Lagrange, Kane methods)




  • Finalist, 2011 Idea to Product Competition - University of Texas at Austin
  • Honorable Mention, Department of Mechanical Engineering 2011 Research Poster Contest - University of Texas at Austin



B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Mathematics Minor
Baylor University, 2010


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