Professor Hougan is an industrial/product and service designer with a background in user experience, product development and design thinking.
He is principal of the design consultancy Wellspan Research and Design which offers design research and product development services and workshops in healthcare and design for an ageing population.
As well as a full-time faculty in the design division at NSCAD University, he is an Adjunct Professor at engineering at Dalhousie University.
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In 2012 he was awarded a research fellowship in Healthcare Innovations from the Center for Innovation (CFI), at the Mayo Clinic, in Rochester, Minnesota and in 2010 he was made the Sun Life Financial Chair in Design in Health and Aging.