Big thanks to our guest visitors this year for providing their valuable opinions during crits and for giving wonderful guest lectures.
|Julia Mitelman||Tim Prestero||Kris Carter|
|Strategist, OneLeap||CEO, Design That Matters||Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics|
|Julia Mitelman develops business strategy and innovation systems. She has founded ventures ranging from talent management to business productivity software; she’s worked with internet TV startup Philo, now one of FastCompany’s 50 Most Innovative Companies; and she ran the Harvard Innovation Lab’s first incubator program. Prior to OneLeap, Julia worked as a Product Manager for Windows 10 at Microsoft. Julia graduated with a degree in psychology and computer science from Harvard University.||Timothy Prestero is the founder and CEO of Design that Matters. He is co-inventor on three patents for cholera treatment devices, and has served on the board of directors of two for-profit technology startups. Timothy was a Peace Corps volunteer in Côte d’Ivoire, West Africa, and he has led design and global projects in 20 countries across Africa, Latin America and Asia.||As a planner and policy professional Kris has worked on creative transportation solutions in the City of Boston with a focus on active transport, supported the development of the Innovation District, and created a new visual storytelling outfit for City’s digital outreach strategy. Currently working in the civic innovation space – including co-directing the Public Space Invitational, improving safety for bicycles and pedestrians, and coordinating technological improvements to transportation.|
|Nicole Yankelovich||Bill Barnert||Suzanne Schectman|
|Principal, Envisiture Consulting / Create With Photos||User Experience Designer||Design Researcher, THE MEME|
|Nicole is a software designer, photographer, and entrepreneur. In her almost 20 years as a research lead at Sun, her teams prototyped a range of speech applications and distance collaboration tools. Nicole founded her first start-up, WonderBuilders, creating distance collaboration and training environments. In 2015 she transitioned to private consulting, continuing to build 3D training environments for clients. In addition, she started Create With Photos. Nicole holds seven patents related to interaction design. She recently held a Visiting Scientist position at the MIT Center for Educational Computing Initiatives. She volunteers her time as Executive Director of the non-profit Open Wonderland Foundation and she is a long-time steering committee member of BostonCHI.||Bill Barnert has a Masters in Human-Computer Interaction from Tufts, and an Sc.B. in Computer Science Engineering from Brown. He has been a User Experience Designer longer than he knew the term existed, designing & implementing user interfaces since 1978. He sits on the Steering Committee for BostonCHI, and co-founded the loose umbrella group Boston Interactions. He has a patent pending that he co-designed with Karen Donoghue on a system to allow you to send data to the person you are currently on a mobile call with. This semester, he is teaching a course on Web Design & Development at Lasell College.||Suzanne leads design research at THE MEME, offering a human-centered approach to research operation.
She offers a unique perspective on how people interact with technology, and how design can in turn influence their behavior, attitudes, and overall well-being. At THE MEME, she has brought her training and expertise in psychology and applied research to uncover insights about people within their designed context. In her professional life, she has tackled a range of experience design challenges, from digital media and product design innovations to interior design, architecture, and facility planning strategies.
Suzanne holds a Master of Science in applied research, human-environment relations from Cornell University, and a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Washington University in St. Louis.
|Many additional thanks to:
Hugo Van Vuuren
|Darryl James||Andrew Edman|
|Lead Strategist, THE MEME||Founder, CLEAR Design Lab|
|Darryl’s background is in anthropology and psychology but also includes a decade as a photojournalist for publications like The Wall Street Journal. At some point, he became a designer to pursue a deep curiosity about technology, culture and the mind. In his current role as lead strategist at THE MEME, a design consultancy focused on emerging technology, he mixes creative direction with project management and business strategy.||Andrew Edman is an industrial designer and co-founder of CLEAR design lab, where he designs physical products for a variety of industries, from consumer electronics, to medical devices and precision agricultural equipment. He’s a graduate of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts/Tufts and still makes paintings from time to time.|