Workgroup Leaders


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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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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.


Leyla Acarogi

Leyla Acaroglu

Sustainability & Circular Economy Expert, Designer, Sociologist, Systems Thinking, Creator of the Disruptive Design Method.

Jeremy Fauldi

Jeremy Faludi

Professor of Sustainable Design Engineering at Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands.

Pluriversal Design

Ann Noel

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.


John Cain

John Cain

Tech advisory and product development, adjunct faculty.

Zach Pino

Zack Pino

Data Visualizer, Designer, and Design Educator.

Product and Service System Design

Birgit Mager

Birgit Mager

President of the global Service Design Network and Professor for Service Design at Cologne University of Applied Sciences, Köln International School of Design.

Marco Susani

Marco Susani

Data Visualizer, Designer, and Design Educator.

Community Engagement

Carla Galvão Spinillo

Laboratory Head, Design Department, Universidade Federal do Paraná, Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil.

Denise Montt-Blanchard

Assistant Professor of Architecture, Design, and Urban Studies, Pontificia Universidad Catholica de Chile, Santiago, Chile.

Sheba Najmi

Director of UX and Product Design, FreeWill and Founder, Tech for Change and Code for Pakistan, USA.


Dietmar Offenhuber

Associate Professor; Art + Design and Public Policy, Interim Department Chair.

Joy Mountford

Head of Design for SAP, i/O New Venture Technologies Studios, Palo Alto

Doctoral Education

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Meredith Davis

Meredith Davis (Prof. Emerita, Graphic Design. North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA) - Member of the Executive Committee.

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Ken Friedman

Ken Friedman (Prof. of Design, and Innovation Tongji University, Shanghai, China and Editor-in-Chief of She Ji: The Journal of Design, Economics, and Innovation).


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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.

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.