Eva Pfeil and Walter Schaer  Eva Pfeil and Walter Schaer

Eva Pfeil and Walter Schaer

Two professors of industrial design at Auburn University made important contributions to field in Alabama and beyond. Drs. Eva Pfeil and Walter Schaer, both graduates of the famed Ulm School of Design in Germany, joined Auburn’s faculty in 1960. For three decades they elevated its industrial design program and taught countless students who themselves made significant contributions in the field. Pfeil and Schaer are recognized as educators who “brought to the South a new design approach which considered user-centered research a prerequisite for intelligent and responsible product development.”

Photo credit: Eva Pfeil and Walter Schaer