Adjunct Assistant Professor; Executive Director, IPD Program
Sarah Rottenberg is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at PennDesign and the Executive Director of the Integrated Product Design Program, a master's program at Penn that brings together design, business, and engineering. She also works as a consultant to innovation strategy consultancies and corporate clients, training teams in design research methodologies and facilitating strategic product and business design sessions.
Sarah specializes in bringing people together to design products, experiences, and businesses that are desirable, meaningful, feasible, and viable. She is adept at articulating and explaining design processes and methods. She teaches students to balance techniques for creative and intuitive approaches to research design and synthesis alongside rigorous analysis. Sarah began her career as a design researcher at Doblin and was formerly a Directing Associate at Jump Associates. She has a Master of Arts in Social Sciences from the University of Chicago, where she specialized in anthropology, and a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University.