People

Keynote Speakers

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Ariel Waldman

Ariel Waldman

Founder, Spacehack.org

NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts / Science Hack Day

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Jessica Bellamy

Founder, GRIDS

GRIDS: The Grassroots Information Design Studio

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Jon Kolko - keynote speaker Decipher 2018

Jon Kolko

Founder, AC4D

Modernist Studio / Austin Center for Design

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Ruki Ravikumar

Ruki Ravikumar

Director of Education

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

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John Zimmerman

Professor at Carnegie Mellon's HCI Institute

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Jane Prophet

Jane Prophet

Associate Dean for Research, Creative Work, and Strategic Initiatives

Penny W. Stamps School of Art and Design at the University of Michigan

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Naim Edwards

Researcher at Michigan State University Extension | Greening Michigan Institute

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Xuanbai Li

Designer & Industrial Designer

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Anthony E. Felder

Clinical Assistant Professor, UIC Department of Bioengineering

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Kimberlee Wilkens

Assistant Professor, Industrial Design, UIC School of Design

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Benjamin Winter

Designer, Strategist, and Educator at The Lab at the US Office of Personnel Management (The Lab at OPM)

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Terresa Moses

Assistant Professor of Graphic Design at the University of Minnesota Duluth

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Lisa Mercer

Founder of Operation Compass

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Kelly Guewon Park

Candidate for Masters in Fine Arts in Arts and Technology and Emerging Communication

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Anne Galperin

Associate Professor of Graphic Design at the State University of New York at New Paltz

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Emily Flannery

Assistant Professor and Co-Op Advisor for Fashion Design Students at the University of Cincinnati

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Brooke Brandewie

Assistant Professor in the Fashion Design Program in the College of Design, Architecture, Art & Planning (DAAP) at the University of Cincinnati

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Audra Buck-Coleman

Associate Professor of Design and Design Program Director at the University of Maryland College Park

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Juan de la Rosa

Associate Professor in the Graphic design department at Universidad Nacional de Colombia

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Audrey Bennett

Audrey Bennett is a 2015 Andrew W. Mellon Distinguished Scholar of the University of Pretoria, South Africa and Stamps Professor.

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Juan Salamanca

Interaction Design Researcher

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Kristy Blazo

Customer Experience Consultant

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Amanda Alexander

Counselor and Performance Psychologist

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Jarred Elrod

Assistant Professor of Graphic Design at the University of Florida

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Sean Baker

Director for Design Strategy and Operations

Nasa

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Arianne Miller

Managing Director for The Lab at OPM

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Keith Owens

Professor & Researcher

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Michael R. Gibson

Professor & Researcher

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Jessica Jacobs

Assistant Professor in the Business & Entrepreneurship Department at Columbia College Chicago

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Kimmie Parker

Freelance Graphic Designer and Typeface Designer

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Meaghan Barry

Designer at Unsold Studio

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Zarla Ludin

Anthropologist

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Meena Kothandaraman

Qualitative Researcher

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Sheila Pontis

Information Designer and Researcher, and Professional Specialist and Lecturer in Design at Princeton University

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Andrea Wilkinson

Designer-Researcher from the LUCA School of Arts in Genk, Belgium

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Jyoti Kapur

PhD Researcher

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Stephanie Tharp

Industrial Designer

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Bruce M. Tharp

Industrial Designer, Design Researcher, and an Associate Professor at the University of Michigan’s Stamps School of Art & Design

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Omar Sosa-Tzec

Information and Interaction Designer

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Mindy Magyar

Assistant Professor of Industrial Design at Rochester Institute of Technology

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Vinod Kizhakke

Design Strategist and Technologist

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Thomas Manjarres

Mechanical Engineer

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Christine Miller

Researcher and Educator

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Elaine Fath

Game Designer at Schell Games

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Martin Siegel

Professor of Informatics, Cognitive Science, and Education at Indiana University and Director of Graduate Studies

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Sucharita Beniwal

Social Designer, Textile Designer, Educator

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Jillian Coorey

Associate Professor at Kent State University

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Gretchen Caldwell Rinnert

Associate Professor at Kent State University

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Liz Patterson

Instructor of Design at Cornish College of the Arts

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Natalia Ilyin

Professor of Design at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle

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Gabriela Hernández

Assistant Professor of Graphic Design at the University of Florida

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Dori Griffin

Assistant Professor at Ohio University’s School of Art + Design

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Jennifer Vokoun

Associate Professor of Graphic Design at Walsh University in North Canton, Ohio

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Sarah Rutherford

Assistant Professor of Graphic Design at Cleveland State University and the President of AIGA Cleveland

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Penina Laker

Designer and Educator

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Anne H. Berry

Assistant Professor of Graphic Design in the Department of Art and Design, Cleveland State University

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Rebecca Tegtmeyer

Design educator, Researcher, and Author

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Marty Maxwell Lane

Design educator, Researcher, and Author

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Amy Papaelias

Associate Professor of Graphic Design at the State University of New York at New Paltz

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Keith Instone

UX Practitioner & Design Reasercher

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Kara Kotwas

Senior Design Lead at IBM

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G. Mauricio Mejía

Assistant professor in The Design School at Arizona State University

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Daniel Jasper

Daniel Jasper

Associate Professor of graphic design at the University of Minnesota

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Jessica Barness

Associate Professor of visual communication design at Kent State University

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Rebekah Modrak

Associate Professor of art and design at the University of Michigan

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Steven McCarthy

Professor of graphic design at the University of Minnesota

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Gwynne Keathley

Vice Provost for Research and Graduate Studies at Maryland Institute College of Art

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Sean Donahue

Founder, RCD/LA and Core Faculty, ArtCenter College of Design

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Terri Wada

Practitioner and educator of Design Thinking and Design Research

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Pamela Napier

Assistant Professor of Visual Communication Design at Indiana University, Herron School of Art and Design

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Susan Stirling

Adjunct Associate Professor, Design Research, UIC School of Design

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Dan Wong

Associate Professor of Communication Design at the New York City College of Technology, CUNY

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Nekita Thomas

Visual designer, researcher, and educator

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Ali Place

Designer, educator and researcher

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Denielle Emans

Associate Professor at VCUarts Qatar

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Sudebi Thakurata

Narrative designer, facilitator, thinker, educator, writer and Faculty member, Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology, India

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Ladan Bahmani

Assistant Professor of Graphic Design at Illinois State University

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Elona Van Gent

Associate Dean for Academic Programs at the Stamps School of Art and Design, University of Michigan

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Marti Louw

Director, Learning Media Design Center at Carnegie Mellon University

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Kelly Murdoch-Kitt

Assistant Professor at University of Michigan’s Stamps School of Art and Design

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Carissa Henriques

Assistant Professor of Graphic Design at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA

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Matthew Wizinsky

Designer, researcher, and Assistant Professor in the School of Design at the College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (DAAP) at the University of Cincinnati (UC)

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Claudia Rebola

Graduate Studies Coordinator in the School of Design at the College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (DAAP) and Associate Professor in Industrial Design at the University of Cincinnati (UC)

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Austin L. Toombs

Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Graphics Technology at Purdue University

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Paul Parsons

Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Graphics Technology at Purdue University

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Colin M. Gray

Assistant Professor at Purdue University in the Department of Computer Graphics Technology

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Cassini Nazir

Designer & Associate Professor in the School of Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication at UT Dallas

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Tseng-Ping Chiu

Ph.D. candidate of Design Science program, University of Michigan

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Sunghyun Kang

Professor of the Department of Graphic Design, Iowa State University


Participants

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Mithula Naik

Senior Design Researcher at the Canadian Digital Service, Government of Canada

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Vinicius Lima

Assistant Professor of Graphic Design and Foundations at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, MI

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Wei Wang

Design Educator, Award-Winning Graphic Designer, and Professor at the Auburn University in the School of Industrial and Graphic Design

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Jamie Lausch Vander Broek

Librarian for Art & Design and the Manager of the Arts Group at the University of Michigan Library

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Jenn Stucker

Associate Professor and Chair of Graphic Design at Bowling Green State University

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Eva Roberts

Eva Roberts

Professor and Chair of the Visual Communication Department at Herron

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Luisa Restrepo

Instructor in the Department of Graphic Design at Louisiana State University College of Art & Design, and Creative Director for the Graphic Design Student Office

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Chad Reichert

Associate Professor at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit

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Marianetta Porter

Mixed Media Artist

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Analee Paz

Communication Designer and Educator

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Sun Young Park

Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan in the Stamps School of Art and Design

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John Marshall

Co-Director of Rootoftwo, LLC

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Susan LaPorte

Graphic Designer

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Doug Kisor

Professor of Communication Design at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit

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Carl DiSalvo

Associate Professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology

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Lilian Crum

Assistant Professor of Graphic Design and the Director of the Graphic Design Program

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Deborah Beardslee

Associate Professor School of Design / College of Art & Design Rochester Institute of Technology

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Nicole Beattie

Nicole Beattie

Doctor of Design (DDes) program at Harvard Graduate School of Design

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Jordan Beck

Jordan Beck

Assistant Research Professor at The Pennsylvania State University

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Patricia Ferrer Beals

M.F.A. in Medical & Biological Illustration from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

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Courtney Barr

Associate Professor of Graphic Design at Louisiana State University

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Andrea Cardinal

Artist, Designer, and Educator

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Gowri Balasubramaniam

Bachelor's Degree Student in Textile Design from the prestigious National Institute of Design

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George Garrastegui, Jr.

Educator, Designer, and a Creative Catalyst

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Karin Jager

Educator, Designer and Advocate for the Design Profession

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Masimba Hwati

Artist and Researcher an MFA Candidate at the Penny W. Stamps school of Art and Design

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Bruce Hanington

Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the School of Design at Carnegie Mellon University

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Jill Greene

Jill Greene

Graphic Designer

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Roland Graf

Media artist, Architect, and Designer

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Aaron Ganci

Visual Communication and User Interface Designer with Expertise in User-Centered Design

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Megan Freund

Experience Designer from the San Francisco Bay Area

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Susanna Kelly Engbers

Professor of English and Chair of the General Education program at Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University in Grand Rapids, Michigan

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Angela L. Dow

Professor of Graphic Design at Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University in Grand Rapids, Michigan

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Allen Samuels

Professor & Dean

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Eric Benson

Chair Graphic Design Associate Professor of Graphic Design & Faculty Fellow Affiliate Faculty, School of Informatics

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Leslie Atzmon

Designer, Design Historian, and Design Critic

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Lisa Winstanley

Assistant Professor at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

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Victoria Gerson

Master of Graphic Design Candidate at North Carolina State University

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Matthew Wigdahl

MFA Graduate Student in Design

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Narges Tavakoli

MFA Graphic Design student at LSU

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Eun Young Chun

Graduate Student of Design Science program at the University of Michigan

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Novia Wong

Novia Wong

Graduate Student at the University of Michigan School of Information

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Akshat Mishra

Akshat Mishra

Grad Student at the School of Information studying Human-Computer Interaction

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Ruchita Arvind Mandhre

Graphic Design MFA 2018 Candidate

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Ryan Gibboney

Assistant Professor of Integrated Media Arts

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Dan Vlahos

Boston-based designer, artist, and educator

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Lisa Fontaine

Associate Professor of Graphic Design at Iowa State University

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Amy Fidler

Co-Chair of the AIGA Design Education Community Steering Committee

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Philip D. Plowright

Professor of Architecture (Design, Theory and History) at Lawrence Technological University in Michigan, USA

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Gabriel Harp

Research Director for the Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (a2ru)

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Ann McDonald

Associate Professor in Design and Design Undergraduate Coordinator at Northeastern University in Boston

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Vincent Qiu

Student at the University of Michigan in the Information Science

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Lauren Beriont

Environmental Scientist

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Chris Lee

Graphic Designer and Educator

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Colleen Seifert

Director of the Design Science Interdisciplinary Graduate Program at the University of Michigan

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Ran Xu

Graphic Designer

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Xinran Hu

Associate Professor in USI's Department of Art and Design

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Julie Spivey

Associate Professor of Graphic Design and Communications Coordinator in the Lamar Dodd School of Art at the University of Georgia

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Allan Martell

PhD Candidate at the University of Michigan School of Information (UMSI)

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Yvonne Cao

Designer, typographer, and educator

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David Smith

Assistant professor of graphic design at Auburn University

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Helen Armstrong

Associate professor of graphic design at North Carolina State University

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Elizabeth Sanders

Founder, MakeTools, LLC

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Bree McMahon

Assistant Professor of Graphic Design at the University of Arkansas

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Andrea Haydon

Designer, RATIO Architects, Inc

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Tania Schlatter

UX & UI design consultant, author, and educator.

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Traci Rider

Professor, North Carolina State University’s College of Design

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Maggie Steele

Master's student in the Design Science program at the University of Michigan

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Michael Lahey

Associate Professor and the Coordinator of Interactive Design at Kennesaw State University

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Shirin Raban

Brand designer, cine-ethnographer, illustrator and educator

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Kareem Collie

Director of Design and Creativity at the Sontag Center for Collaborative Creativity (a.k.a. The Hive)

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Susan Spraragen

Sr. User Experience Researcher Princeton University

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Sheri Selph

Assistant Professor of Graphic Design at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tennessee

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Liz Bayan

Multimedia artist working in the fields of design and new media

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David Leicester Hardy

Assistant Professor at James Madison University in Virginia