Workgroup Leaders


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Angela Bains

Angela Bains, Graduate Program Director, Strategic Foresight & Innovation (SFI), OCAD University, Toronto, Canada.

Monika Bielskyte

Futures researcher / futurist designer at the intersection of tech-culture-politics. Clients incl Google, Nike, Universal, Disney, BBC, Microsoft. Currently developing @protopiafutures — a collaborative creative platform to challenge dystopian/utopian future stereotypes. Digital nomad.

Disparate Cultures and World Viewpoints

Lesley-Ann Noel

Lesley-Ann Noel, Professor of Practice; Associate Director, Design Thinking for Social ImpactNew Orleans, Louisiana, United States.

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Ronni Rosenberg

Ronni Rosenberg, Former Dean, Faculty of Animation, Arts and Design, Sheridan College. Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Statement of Ethics

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Cheryl Heller

Cheryl Heller, Director of Design Integration, Professor of Practice, Innovation Design, ASU and President,, New York, New York, United States.

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Sarah Brooks

Sarah Brooks, Design Executive | IBM Distinguished Designer, New York City Metropolitan Area, United States.

systems thinking

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Hugh Dubberly

Hugh Dubberly, Principal, Dubberly Design Office, San Francisco, California, United States.

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Paul Pangaro

Paul Pangaro, Professor of the Practice in the Human-Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon University & President of the American Society for Cybernetics, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States.

Non-degree Granting Education

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Simona Maschi

Simona Maschi, CEO and cofounder, Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design, Copenhagen, Capital Region, Denmark.

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Julia DeBari

Julia DeBari, Design Program Manager Specializing in Learning & Career Development | Relishes optimization, building teams, and creating a positive culture. Trained over 200 UX Designers. | Design Ops | Design Leader | UX Nerd. San Francisco, California, United States.

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Jon Kolko

Jon Kolko, Partner at Modernist Studio, Austin, Texas, United States.

design methods

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Pieter Jan Stappers

Pieter Jan Stappers, Professor of Design Techniques in the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering at Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands

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Thomas Garvey

Thomas Garvey, Member of the Board of Directors, World Design Organization (WDO) Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

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Daniel Rosenberg

Daniel Rosenberg, UX Professor, Design Consultant, former Global UX Executive. Author UX MAGIC - The Semantic IxD method, San Jose, California, United States.

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Jorge Frascara

Jorge Frascara, Professor Emeritus (retired) at University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Academic Research Training

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Wendy Ju

Wendy Ju, Associate Professor at Cornell Tech, New York, New York, United States.

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Gerd Kortuem

Gerd Kortuem, Professor of Internet of Things and Design at Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands


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