Javier de la Fuente

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Education

  • Doctorate in Packaging. August 2006-Present. Michigan State University School of Packaging; USA. Dissertation Title: "Ergonomic considerations for packaging containing one or more flexible component."
  • Master's of Science in Packaging. August 2006. Michigan State University School of Packaging; USA. Thesis Title: "The use of a universal design methodology for developing child-resistant drug packaging."GPA: 4.0/4.0
  • Bachelor's of Science in Industrial Design. December 1998. Universidad de Buenos Aires; Argentina. summa cum laude

Research Interests

  • Packaging design (graphics and structural)
  • Universal design
  • Human Factors
  • Child-resistant packaging
  • Senior-Friendly packaging

Teaching Experience

  • Instructor, PKG 315, Packaging Decision Systems. Fall 2006. School of Packaging, MSU, USA.
  • Teaching Assistant, PKG 315, Packaging Decision Systems. Spring 2006. School of Packaging, MSU, USA.
  • Teaching Assistant, PKG 452, Medical Packaging. Fall 2005 and Fall 2008. School of Packaging, MSU, USA.
  • Teaching Assistant, Morphology. 1999, 2000 and 2001. Department of Industrial Design, FADU UBA, Argentina.
  • Teaching Assistant, Industrial Design. 1999. Department of Industrial Design, FADU UBA, Argentina.

Industry experience

  • Research Assistant, August 2003-Present. HFMPRG. Conduct consumers studies and experiments for healthcare and food packaging; Co-Directed Universal Package Seminars (2004 and 2006)
  • Founder and Director,January 2000-Present. Factor! Design consulting firm that offers design services for packaging design, product design, branding and point of purchase material design
  • Junior Industrial Designer in a tem of designers and marketers,October 1997-December 2000. Grupo Estrategico. Expertise in Point of Purchase (PoP) material design
  • Web Designer, March 1997-October 1997. Editum SRL. Web site planning, graphic design.

Select Publications

  • Bix, L.; de la Fuente, J.;Sundar, RP. and Lockhart, HE. (In press)."Packaging Design and Development." in The 3rd Edition of the Wiley Encyclopedia of Packaging Technology.
  • Bix, L. and de la Fuente, J;(In press). "Medical Device Packaging." in The 3rd Edition of the Wiley Encyclopedia of Packaging Technology.
  • Bix, L.; de la Fuente, J.;Pimple, K. and Kou E. (In press). "Is the test of senior friendly/child resistant packaging ethical?" Health Expectations.

Select Awards

  • Amcor Flexibles 2006 Packaging Design Prize Competition Healthcare category winner. United Kingdom.
  • Everyday Objects ProjectDecember 2004.Design firms selection, Metropolitan Design Center. Buenos Aires, Aregentina.
  • Luxe Pack Contest. September 2004. Finalist. New York, USA.
  • Amcor PET Fellow Fall 2008.

E-mail: cjd@msu.edu