Daniel Spooner is an engineer and teaches at the Université de Montréal in the engineering and industrial design faculties, where he helped create a multidisciplinary program in which engineering, industrial design and business students work together on open-ended projects with industry. He specializes in project-based teamwork, cognitive ergonomics, innovation, design methods and decision-making processes.
During his career, he founded designfabrik to help his clients market their innovative products. He has designed over 70 products, including products for Nortel Networks (saving a $500M contract), Victhom Human Bionics (the world’s first motor-powered leg prosthesis), Hydro-Québec (the first hydrogen-powered bus in operation), CAE Electronics and Omron Japan.
M.-C. Prévost, D. Spooner. (2012) Anticipating future needs and dealing with the design of future things in a short timeframe – A case study for the design of postural aid equipment« . Work: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment and Rehabilitation. p.5274-5281
D. Spooner, J. Raynauld, P. Lalande. « Proposed framework for transdisciplinary product and process design education » Proceedings of the 7th International CDIO Conference, Technical University of Denmark, Copenhagen, June 20 – 23, 2011
G. Huet, B. Sanschagrin, M. Gagnon, D. Spooner,
A. Vadean, and R. Camarero. »The assessment of student teamwork to promote CDIO learning objectives« . Proceedings of the 4th International CDIO Conference, Hoogeschool Gent, Gent, Belgium, June 16-19, 2008