Erik Bohemia is a Reader in Three Dimensional Design Studies at the School of Design, Northumbria University, United Kingdom. As a researcher and an educator in the field of design he is interested in the skills and competencies of designers and the match between these and industry requirements. The results from his research in this area have been used to guide the development of curriculum in design so that future graduates may more effectively fulfil industry requirements. His current research focus is on global product design development processes and its impact on the design profession. Dr Bohemia's research has been published in international journals and conferences.