WHAT SPARKS OUR CURIOSITY AND WHAT MAKES IT FADE?

What sparks our curiosity and what makes it fade?

Where in our lives do we go from asking “why?” to saying things like “I’m just not good at that,” or “my brain doesn’t work that way”?

I've followed a path from physics to science education to product design, along the way working with many designers, students, and teachers. When seeing someone confronted with something new, I have heard these statements uttered far too often. 

I believe that to learn something new we must start by being curious. My work explores how the experience of designing – actively uncovering opportunities and iteratively reimagining new possibilities – can be an incredible opportunity to stoke curiosity in everyone from kids to adults. 

 

Awards & Fellowships

2016 Core77 Design Awards Notable (Leap Kit)
2014 Innovation Incubator Mentor - Museum of Science & Industry
2013 Promising Young Designer - Interior Design Magazine
2012 Betsy Karp Graduate Design Merit Award - SAIC
2009 & 2010 MIT Spot Appreciation Award
2006 Stephen H Burns Fellowship for Physics Research
2004 NASA Research Stipend
 

 

Clients & past Employers

Experience Institute
MIT
School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC)
Samsung
NASA
Future Founders
Panorama Innovation
Teaching Institute for Excellence in STEM

 

 
 

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