James Intriligator earned his Ph.D. in cognitive neuroscience from Harvard University in 1997. After a postdoc in neurology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, he left academia for five years and worked in venture capital and high-tech consulting firms as an offerings designer and innovation catalyst. In 2003, he merged his business experience with his scientific expertise and went to Bangor University (Wales, UK) as a pioneer in the field of consumer psychology. In his 13 years at Bangor, Intriligator created Europe's leading consumer psychology master's programs and co-developed several multidisciplinary design programs.
James Intriligator's research interests include design thinking and motivation, marketing, branding/packaging, consumer perceptions and experience, perception, cognition, attention, emotion, and entrepreneurialism. Within the field of Human Factors Engineering, Prof Intriligator is interested in human-machine system design, biomechanics, automation, machine-learning, intelligent systems, multidimensional task analysis, exoskeletons, data-visualization/manipulation, and emotional design.