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Cinque Terra 2015

About Me

A diverse career in design thinking, user experience design, e-learning, design management, digital project management and STEM content development.

Highlights include:

  • Former Associate Professor of Industrial Design (MCAD) and Adjunct Professor (U of MN).

  • Founding Executive Director of 501c3 Digital Watershed.

  • Manager for Dr. Michael Allen, who founded Authorware software and co-founded Macromedia.

  • Designer of the "Locus of Design"​ app on iTunes and GooglePlay, an interactive framework describing the intersections of Social, Functional and Experiential domains for product design. 

  • Principal Investigator for "Mounds Matter", a sub-grant funded by the MacArthur, Mozilla, and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundations to develop a prototype for interactive digital badges engaging young learners to explore the Native American Earthworks of North America.

  • Co-founder and CTO for ICONOS inc.  Led programming team for "What's the Secret?"​, a CD-ROM STEM science series for 3M and PBS 1994-96, garnering 30+ national and international awards.

  • Press quotes for "What's the Secret?":

    • "This is by far the best science education program I've seen in years."​ Universal Press Syndicate

    • "This CD-ROM instantly rises to the front ranks of science edutainment. This is all awfully well done." Washington Post

    • "It's the best science discovery program we've seen." Boston Computer Museum Guide to Best Software for Kids

  • Designated “Pioneer of Interactive Media” from professional peers at IICS (International Interactive Communications Society).

  • Co-chaired the first conferences (2005, 2007) on Wireless Cities for the U of MN, exploring how municipal wireless can foster industry and connectivity through a "digital watershed".​

  • Led industrial design of the first commercial Fused Deposition Modeler, aka 3D printing.

  • Senior Designer, Research Manger for Wm Stumpf, designer of Aeron, Ergon chairs.  Developed systems design logic of Ethospace furniture system for Herman Miller inc.

  • Team member of the first interactive digital magazine, created for Mac World Magazine.

  • Editor of a series of published papers by W. Dröscher and Prof. J. Hauser on a new physics framework.

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