Marc Harrison (1936 – 1998) American Industrial designer

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Marc Harrison (1936-1998) was an industrial designer from the United States.

Harrison sustained a significant brain injury in a sledding accident when he was eleven years old. He had to relearn simple functions like walking and talking as a result of the crash. Harrison gained experience and motivation for his future work as an industrial designer due to this incident and his lengthy recovery.


He went to the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, and the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, to further his studies.


He taught at the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence beginning in 1959. Based on ergonomic and human-factor considerations in his design work, in his design studio, he specialised in the design of industrial and medical equipment, including the patented 1972 Red Cross blood-collecting procedure used in the United States and subway equipment for the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority. He was the principal designer for Cuisinart’s products beginning in 1978, and he redesigned the company’s food-processing line.


Byars, M., & Riley, T. (2004). The design encyclopedia. Laurence King Publishing.

Marc Harrison – Human Factors. Hagley. (2017, July 17).

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