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.
Professor of the Practice, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Tufts School of Engineering
- 2013-2016: Professor, Innovation and Consumer Psychology
- 2012-2016: Director of Commercialization, Psychology
- 2002-2013: Senior Lecturer, Psychology
Director, Attention Retraining Technologies
Head of Strategic Insights, Idealab!
Research Associate, Neurology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Consultant, Carmel Research Center
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, Professor Intriligator is interested in human-machine system design, biomechanics, automation, machine-learning, intelligent systems, multidimensional task analysis, exoskeletons, data-visualization/manipulation, and emotional design.