education

CRANBROOK ACADEMY OF ART, Bloomfield Hills, MI
MFA in 3D (Industrial) Design, Minor Elective in 2D Design, May 2000

PRATT INSTITUTE, Brooklyn, New York and Rome, Italy campuses, Sept. 1996 – June 1997
Graduate studies in Industrial Design

THE COOPER UNION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF SCIENCE AND ART, New York, NY
Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering, May 1989

design and industry work

SMART DESIGN, New York, NY, Associate Director, Interaction Design, September 2008 – September 2012

  • Design and team leadership for the behavior and aesthetics of products including a floor cleaning robot, a digital ecosystem for large format printers, and a kitchen-based e-reader. Clients include HP, Logitech, Samsung and Neato Robotics
  • Design for future visioning projects for washing machines, mobile internet devices, and networked kitchen appliances.
  • Leadership for the Smart Interaction Lab, an independent research endeavor for exploring expressive objects

 

FROG DESIGN, INC., San Francisco, CA, Senior Design Technologist, July 2005 – July 2006

  • Interaction designer and strategist on a range of products including speed-cook ovens, entertainment systems, cameras and others. Clients included HP, Microsoft and TurboChef

 

PLANETii, USA, Brooklyn, NY, Creative Director, June 2001 – July 2002

  • Responsible for the development of an animated eLearning product to teach Math to children K-12
  • Managed a creative team of designers, an art director, illustrators, animators and programmers
  • Applied 3D physical modeling techniques to the creation of information structures in virtual space

 

SARKISSIAN-MASON, New York, NY, Art Director, May 2000 – June 2001

  • Creative direction, art direction and design for software, websites and interactive environments. Clients ranged from the Ford Motor Company to independent filmmaker Atom Egoyan

 

KARIM RASHID DESIGN, New York, NY, Product Designer, June 1998 – September 1998

  • Product management for the summer ’98 line of Nambe, Inc., high end houseware designs
  • Sketched new product ideas, turned design sketches into working drawings, and met with clients

 

E-TOWN.COM: THE HOME ELECTRONICS GUIDE, New York, NY, Columnist, August 1996 – May 1999

  • Wrote and created “Carla’s Corner”, a monthly column on design and technology

 

THE GOOD HOUSEKEEPING INSTITUTE, New York, NY, Director of Engineering, December 1992 – August 1996, Staff Engineer, May 1991 – December 1992

• Ran a consumer product research laboratory to evaluate the design, performance and safety of consumer products

  • Wrote, edited and researched “Buyer’s Guide” and “Institute Report” feature articles
  • Appeared in television segments (on CNN, CBS, CNBC and Lifetime) to discuss consumer issues

 

MEMBREX, INC., Fairfield NJ, Mechanical Design Engineer, June 1989 – February 1991

  • Designed components for the company’s patented electro-mechanical filtration systems

 

teaching

UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA, Philadelphia, PA, Lecturer, January 2013-present
Co-founder of the xLab, a Comcast-sponsored exploration of content-coupled connected products

SCHOOL OF VISUAL ARTS, New York, NY, Adjunct, July 2009-August 2014

DREXEL UNIVERSITY, Philadelphia, PA, Adjunct, Fall 2011, Fall 2012

GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, Atlanta, GA, Visiting Assistant Professor, August 2007-June 2008
Team member for Simon, humanoid human-robot interaction project
Developed and successfully passed the curriculum for the Georgia Tech International Plan for Design students

SAVANNAH COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN, Savannah, GA, Professor of Interactive Design, September 2002-June 2007

  • Co-wrote the entire curriculum for the new Interactive Design Department in 2002
  • Established the College’s first Physical Computing course to teach creative technology
  • Guided student teams on corporate sponsored projects from the Gulfstream Corporation

PARSONS SCHOOL OF DESIGN, New York, NY, Instructor, May 2002-July 2002

courses taught

UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA

  • Smart Objects for Play and Learning
  • Design of Contemporary Products: Smart Objects
  • Integrated Product Design Studio

SCHOOL OF VISUAL ARTS

  • Smart Objects (jointly listed MFA IxD and Product Design)
  • The Practice of Interaction Design, Summer intensive
  • Fundamentals of Interaction Design

GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

  • IDUS 8900 Information and Interface Design (undergraduate and graduate elective)
  • IDUS 8900 Design Aesthetics (undergraduate and graduate elective)
  • IDUS7000 Graduate Thesis Studio I
  • IDUS7000 Graduate Thesis Studio II

SAVANNAH COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN

  • ITGM440 Physical Computing (undergraduate and graduate studio elective)
  • ITGM709 Visual Information and Interface Design (graduate required studio)
  • ITGM 403 Information and Interfaces (undergraduate required)
  • ITGM 130 Digital Design Aesthetics (undergraduate required)
  • ITGM715 Interactive Web Design (graduate required studio)
  • SNDS355 Interactive Sound for the Web (undergraduate studio elective)
  • ITGM303 Programming for Interactivity (undergraduate required studio)
  • ITGM490 Portfolio and Post Production (graduate and undergraduate required studio)
  • ITGM355 Animation for the Web (undergraduate studio elective)
  • ITGM 260 Interactive Design (undergraduate required course)
  • CMPA100 Survey of Computer Applications (undergraduate college-wide required course)

PARSONS THE NEW SCHOOL

  • PGTE5023 Programming for Interactive Design (graduate required course)

speaking engagements and workshops

(Upcoming) BUILDING IoT Conference, Keynote Speaker
Cologne, Germany, May 3, 2017

 

(Upcoming) TEDxBRUSSELS “No Limits”
Brussels, Belgium, March 6, 2017

STANFORD UNIVERSITY HCI Seminar,
“Robotics in Our Everyday Lives: A Product Designer’s Perspective”, December 2, 2016

AAAI Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence, Fall Symposium, Invited speaker.
Debate with Dr. Wendy Ju, Arlington, VA, November 17, 2016

TELL ME SOMETHING I DON’T KNOW: A New Freakonomics Radio Podcast, Contestant, September 22, 2016

CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY LONG BEACH, Duncan Anderson Design Lecture Series, “Robotics in Our Everyday Lives: A Product Designer’s Perspective”, May 5, 2016

RISD & BROWN HUMAN CENTERED ROBOTICS INITIATIVE, Invited Speaker
“Design Futuring”, March 9, 2016

BERKELEY UNIVERSITY, Jacobs Design Conversations Distinguished Lecture Series,
“Robotics In Our Everyday Lives: A Product Designer’s Perspective”, January 29, 2016

TEDYOUTH 2015, “Made In the Future”, New York City, November 14, 2015

REASONS TO BE CREATIVE 2015
“Exploring the Near Future Through Hacking and Making”, September 7, 2015

DCONSTRUCT 2015
“Designing the Future Through Tangible Storytelling”, September 11, 2015

CREATIVE MORNINGS NYC
“Embracing a Robotic Future”, May 8, 2015

COOPER HEWITT MUSEUM, “Robot Invasion: Are Smart Products Running Your Life?”
“Robotics in Our Everyday Lives: A Product Designer’s Perspective”, February 27, 2015

COOPER HEWITT MUSEUM, Design Kids Workshop Series
Prototyping a Simple Robot: workshop for kids age 5 and up, April 11 & 18, 2015

MARYLAND INSTITUTE COLLEGE OF ART, MFA Graphic Design Lecture Series
“Embracing the Future Through Making, Technology and Creativity” , April 8, 2015

TEDxBANGAGLORE, India
“Bringing Meaning to Technology Through Storytelling”, August 3, 2014

CONNECTING: MAKERS ONLINE FILM
Featured commentary

THE VERGE: THE FUTURE IS NOW, ONLINE SERIES
Featured profile

UX LONDON 2014
“Making Meaning in an Internet of Things” talk, May 30, 2014
“E-Sketching for Interaction Prototyping” 3- hour workshop May 30, 2014

O’REILLY WEBCAST
“Behind the Scenes of LEO the Maker Prince: Journeys in 3D Printing”, April 30, 2014

 

MAKERCON 2014
Panelist, “Robots Among Us” and “Changing Design: The Internet of Things and Product Development”, May 14, 2014

MAKER FAIRE BAY AREA 2014
“Behind the Scenes of LEO the Maker Prince: Journeys in 3D Printing”, May 17, 2014
“Connecting:Makers Maker Faire Premiere”, May 18, 2014

GE DESIGN CONFERENCE 2014
Panelist, “Industrial Internet and the Internet of Things”, May 13, 2014

 

ROBOTS AND NEW MEDIA, Berkeley University, CA
“Design and Aesthetic In Robotics for Everyday Life”, April 4, 2014

FORT WORTH MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND HISTORY, Celebrity Lecture Series,
“How Our Robots Will Charm Us (And Why We Want Them To)”, February 20, 2014

MOORE COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN, Invited Speaker,
“Smart Design: Data-Driven, Good Looking Interior Design and Architecture”, October 18, 2013

 

WOMEN INNOVATE MOBILE, APPLE STORE SOHO, New York, NY
Presenter and panelist “Meet the Innovators: Digital Life”, October 16, 2013

VISIBLE FUTURES LAB AT SVA, New York, NY
Artist talk and joint residency kickoff, with Emilie Baltz, October 4, 2013

WEBVISIONS CHICAGO, Chicago, IL
Keynote, “Making Meaningful Design with the Internet of Things”, September 28, 2013

MAKER FAIRE NYC 2013, Queens, NY
Panel organizer and speaker, Live Stage, “3D Printing and the Future of Design Education” , September 22, 2013

MAKER FAIRE NYC 2013, Queens, NY
Speaker, Live Stage, “Designing Friendly Robots: Looks Do Matter!”, September 21, 2013
Speaker, Innovation Stage, “The Rise of the Design Lab, Hacking and Making in a Professional Environment”, September 22, 2013

MAKE HARDWARE INNOVATION WORKSHOP, Queens, NY
Session speaker, “Design and the Internet of Things”, September 18, 2013

SKETCHING IN HARDWARE 2013, Xerox PARC, CA
Speaker, “Building an Interaction Lab”, July 19, 2013

GIGAOM INTERNET OF THINGS PODCAST
Interview, “How to design a connected device that isn’t a jerk, plus IoT’s recipe for success”, May 23, 2013

WEBVISIONS PDX, Portland, Oregon
Keynote, “Making Meaningful Design with the Internet of Things”, May 24, 2013

SXSW INTERACTIVE, Austin, Texas, March 2013
Participant, video-recorded roundtable at G.E.’s “Brilliant Brunch”, March 2013

INTERACTION ’13 CONFERENCE, Toronto, Canada,
“Making Meaning in an Internet of Things”, February 2013

AIGA/NY@PARSONS, New York, NY
Panelist, “The New Future of Design”, December 12, 2012

NYC MEDIA LAB, NY, NY,
“Future Interfaces” panel at Razorfish NY, February 2013

MAKER FAIRE, New York, NY
Panelist, “Design and DIY: How Makers are Influencing Product Design”, September 29, 2012

FABRICA RESEARCH CENTER, Treviso, Italy
“Bringing Objects to Life Through Form, Code and Electronics”, September 24, 2012

REASONS TO BE CREATIVE, New York, NY
“Bringing Objects to Life at the Intersection of the Physical and the Digital”, June 2012

TEDxDrexel, Philadelphia, PA
“Bringing Objects to Life Through Form, Code and Electronics”, May 15, 2012

TEDxEMORY, Atlanta, GA
“Expressive Devices and the Internet of Things”, April 21, 2012

PARSONS SCHOOL OF DESIGN, Interior Architecture Program, New York, NY
“Design, Technology and Sustainability: New Tools and Fresh Approaches”, July 6, 2011

IIT INVITED SPEAKER SERIES,Chicago, IL
“Interaction Design at the Intersection of Objects, Information and Spaces”, September 16, 2011

IIT WORKSHOP, Chicago, IL
“Interaction with RFID and the Internet of Things”, September 17, 2011

COOPER HEWITT MUSEUM, New York, NY
FlyNYC Kite Design Workshop, August 20, 2011

2010 SKETCHING IN HARDWARE CONFERENCE, Philadelphia, PA
“Making Objects Expressive with Dynamic Behaviors”, July 29, 2011

CHI2011 CONFERENCE, Vancouver, Canada
“The Shape of Simon: The Creative Design of a Humanoid Robot Shell”, May 7-12, 2011
“Art and Interaction”, Panelist
Design Community Chair

2010 DESIGN AND EMOTION CONFERENCE, Chicago, IL
“Finding Love in Everyday Objects”, Presentation and Workshop, October 4, 2010

2010 SKETCHING IN HARDWARE CONFERENCE, Los Angeles, California
“The Challenges of Design for NUI”, July 24, 2010

CHI2010 CONFERENCE, Atlanta, GA
Lecture and panel discussion, “Design at CHI: Information in the Palms of Our Hands”, April 14, 2010

 

HORITZO TV, Barcelona, Spain
“Carpeta Compartida”, Artist Showcase pilot program, November 14, 2009

NIU GALLERY, Barcelona, Spain
“De la realitat a la virtualitat i viceversa”, September 10, 2009

SOUTHAMPTON SOLENT UNIVERSTIY, COLLEGE OF DESIGN, Southampton, U.K.
“Robots!” Lecture, September 30, 2008

FLASH ON THE BEACH, Brighton, U.K.
“Robots! The Interface Designer’s Holy Grail” Featured speaker, October 2, 2008

DORA MAAR HOUSE, MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS HOUSTON, Ménerbes, France
Artist talk, August 29, 2008

AWARE HOME, GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Guest speaker, “From Virtual to Real and Back”, April 18, 2008

CHI2008 CONFERENCE, Alt Chi Program, Florence, Italy
“Fragile: A Case Study for Evoking Specific Emotional Responses”, April 5-10, 2008

GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, Crossing Boundaries in Design Lecture ID Series, Atlanta, GA
“From Real to Virtual and Back”, Guest speaker, January 30, 2008

FLASH ON THE BEACH, Brighton, U.K.
“From Real to Virtual and Back”, Featured speaker, November 5, 2007

CONNECTING ’07, ICSID/IDSA International Congress, San Francisco, CA,
“E-Sketching”, Workshop Presentation, October  2007

DORKBOT ATLANTA, Atlanta, GA
“Crafting Control: The Joy of Interacting in Real Time”, Featured speaker, October 2007

TELFAIR MUSEUM OF ART, JEPSON CENTER, Art and Technology Week 2007
“Electronics for Kids” workshop, January 2007

SUNY, Oswego, NY, At the Intersection Conference
“Art, Work, Interaction”, Plenary speaker, March 2007

SAVANNAH COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN, Lacoste, France
“Fragile: Handle With Care, an Interactive Installation”, Artist talk, February 2007

THAMES VALLEY UNIVERSITY, Ealing and Reading, UK
“Art, Work, Interaction”, March 2006

SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY, Guest Lecture Series, Syracuse, NY
Artist talk and technology lecture, Syracuse, NY March 2005

FLASHBELT 2005 CONFERENCE, Minneapolis, MN
“Sculpting With Sound” workshop and “Sound Design” artist talk, June 2005

NUOVE MODALITA ESPRESSIVE NELL’ERA DEL DIGITALE, Palermo, Italy
Featured speaker and artist, July 2004

 

press

 

FORTUNE, “Robots and Voice Interfaces Making the Smart Home Chaotic”, quoted, February 26, 2016

 

DEZEEN MAGAZINE, “Back to the Future ‘brought the future closer”, quoted, October 21, 2015

 

POPULAR SCIENCE, Simon robot featured on cover and in article, “Will Your Next Best Friend Be a Robot?”, November 2014

 

WIRED.COM, “A Kids’ Book Where Every Character Can Be 3-D Printed”, December 31, 2013

 

FAST COMPANY CO. DESIGN, “A Children’s Book That Is ‘The Little Prince’ of 3-D Printing”, January 14, 2014

 

THE TELEGRAPH . CO.UK, “C.E.S. 2014: The top 12 best gadgets of CES 2014: #6 LEO the Maker Prince children’s book”, January 2014

 

THE NEW YORK TIMES SUNDAY REVIEW, “Our Walking, Talking Objects”, January 27, 2013

 

IDEEGREEN.IT (Italian online magazine), “Green design da NYC verso il futuro”, April 2013

 

PRODUCT DESIGN IN THE SUSTAINABLE ERA, 2-page feature “Inlet-Outlet” design, pp.52-53, Taschen Books, June 2010

 

TECHNOLOGY REVIEW, Simon robot featured on cover and in “TR35” feature on Andrea Thomaz, September/October 2009

 

DIGICULT.IT MAGAZINE (online), Digimag 48, “From Real to Virtual and Back Again”, October 2008

 

THE NEW YORK TIMES MAGAZINE, “Consumed: Tinkerer’s Toy”, expert quote, June 22, 2008

 

ART PAPERS, “Breaking New Ground: Intersections at the Frontier of Art and Technology” features NEST, July/August 2008

 

3LUX: LETTERS, The Architecture Magazine, Germany, “Touching Permitted!”  Volume 1, 2008, lux:art section, p. 38

 

THE SAVANNAH MORNING NEWS, “A Glimpse of the Future”, Interview and coverage of the Telfair Museum’s Art and Technology Week, January 21, 2008

 

THE CHRONICLE, Savannah, GA, “Interfaces Get ‘Physical’ In New Course”, April 6, 2007

 

PRINT Magazine, USA, “Do The Repercussion”, Interaction 2004 issue, 4 page article, September/October 2004

 

MACPOWER, Japan, “Carla Diana”, 2 page interview, August 2004

 

COMPUTER GRAPHICS AND PUBLISHING Italy, “Chiamati a sperimentare”, 2 part series, 12 pages total, August 2004

 

LA REPUBBLICA, Palermo, Italy, “La Magia del Digitale”, Interview and event posting, July 30 2004

 

IMPRESS, Web Design Magazine, Korea, “Carla Diana”, 3-page article, July 2003

 

PAGE DESIGN, Germany, “Site’ninstrumente”, 2 pages as part of special feature on interactive sound, August 2003

 

 

writing

 

POPULAR SCIENCE, Best of What’s New Issue, 2016

Essay, “Don’t Blame the Robots; Blame Us”

 

QUALCOMM SPARK, “Double vision: The challenge of creating a world for both humans and robots”, June 29, 2016

 

THE GUARDIAN.CO.UK, “Industrial Designers Predict the Future of Transportation”,  essay and illustration, December 8, 2015

 

THE EDUCATION OF A GRAPHIC DESIGNER, Steven Heller, Allworth Press, October 20, 2015

Contributed essay, “How Today’s Prototyping Tools Enable a Holistic Design Approach”,

 

QUALCOMM SPARK, “Robot Evolution from the Lab to the Living Room”, June 5, 2015

 

THE ATLANTIC.COM, Object Lessons Series
“The Dream of Intelligent Robot Friends”, March 26, 2014

LEO THE MAKER PRINCE: JOURNEYS IN 3D PRINTING, Children’s book
The world’s first kids’ book on 3D printing, complete with downloadable objects, December 2013

THE NEW YORK TIMES, Sunday Review
“Our Walking Talking Objects” Op-Ed, January 27, 2013

DESIGN FOR ALL 100th ISSUE, Guest Essay “For All, By Design”,  April 2014

MAKE essays, “Building a Better Robot” and “Sheep Shape: Designing a Divine 3D Ovine for LEO”, 2014

GIGAOM
Guest Essay, “How can we design an Internet of Things for everyone (not just alpha geeks)?”, August 18, 2013

SMART DESIGN Smart Thinking Website
“One Dog’s Adventures with the Internet of Things”, August 2012

SMART INTERACTION LAB Blog
Things We See/Things We Make, Editor and main contributor, June 2012- present

FAST COMPANY Co.Design
“How Women Are Leading The Effort To Make Robots More Humane”, December, 2011

CHI2011
“The shape of Simon: creative design of a humanoid robot shell.” Co-authored with Andrea Thomaz.
Proceedings of ACM CHI 2011 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2011. pp. 283-298.

CHI2011
“CHI Design Community”, co-authored with Scott Pobiner. CHI EA ’11,
Proceedings of ACM CHI 2011 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2011.

CREATIVITY AND COGNITION 2009
“Uberobjects: Père Ubu installation.” Proceedings of the 2009 Conf. on Creativity and Cognition 2009. pp. 461-462.

CORE77, INDUSTRIAL DESIGN SUPER SITE, article
“Try this at home: a workshop with Tejo Remy”, May 2010

 

CORE77, INDUSTRIAL DESIGN SUPER SITE
“Atoms for Bits: Designing Physical Embodiments for Virtual Content”, June 2009

 

INTERACTIONS, THE JOURNAL OF THE ACM

“Book Review: A Kiss is Just a Kiss, A Sigh is Just a Deselection”, January February 2009

 

CHI2008

“Fragile: a case study for evoking specific emotional responses.”
Proceedings of ACM CHI 2008 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems April 5-10, 2008. pp. 2543-2552.

 

Diana, Carla, INTERACTIONS, THE JOURNAL OF THE ACM

“How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Hackers”, March April 2008

 

Diana, Carla, CORE77, INDUSTRIAL DESIGN SUPER SITE
“Device Art: Coming to America?”, July 2007

 

GOOD HOUSEKEEPING MAGAZINE, New York, NY, January 1993 through August 1996

Wrote several “Buyer’s Guide” Articles on household product design performance including:

 

with Pilchik, Evan, “Buy & Use Guide, Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs”, June 1994

 

“Buy & Use Guide, Flashlights”, August1994

“Buy & Use Guide, Single Use Cameras”, December 1994

“Buy & Use Guide, Batteries”, January 1994

“Buyer’s Guide, Compact Camcorders”, June 1995

“Buyer’s Guide, Cordless Telephones”, August 1995

“Buyer’s Guide, Smoke Detectors”, April 1996

“Steering Wheel Locks: How They Rate”, February 1996

“Buyer’s Guide, Bathroom Scales”, February 1996

“Buyer’s Guide, Point and Shoot Cameras”, June 1996

“Buyer’s Guide, VCRs”, October 1996

“Buyer’s Guide, Portable CD Players”, December 1996

“Buyer’s Guide, Answering Machines”, July 1996

“Buyer’s Guide, Humidifiers”, September 1996

“Mini Satellite Dishes”, August 1996

“Is Your Garage Door Dangerous?”, September 1996

 

 

awards

 

MAD (MUSEUM OF ARTS AND DESIGN), New York, NY, Open Studios Residency, December 10 to March 21, 2011

 

MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS HOUSTON BROWN FOUNDATION FELLOWSHIP, residency at the Dora Maar House in Ménerbes, France, August 1, 2008 to September 1, 2008

 

INTERSECTIONS: THE GRAND CONCOURSE BEYOND 100, Honorably Mention for “Percussive Lampposts”, March 2009

 

GREENER GADGETS 2009, Core77.com, Finalist for the “Inlet Outlet”, March 2009

 

PRINT MAGAZINE DIGITAL DESIGN COMPETITION: INTERACTION 2004, Winner, September 2004

 

SAVANNAH COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN, Presidential Fellowship for Faculty Development, 2004

 

HORIZON INTERACTIVE DESIGN AWARDS, Winner, sound category, for repercussion.org, March 2004

 

THIRDPLACE GALLERY, Special Sony Award for “Jack”, December 2003

 

ART DIRECTOR’S CLUB, New York, NY, Distinctive Merit Award for Repercussion.org, March 2003

 

FLASH FORWARD FILM FESTIVAL, San Francisco, CA, Experimental Category Winner, March 2003

 

FLASH IN THE CAN FILM FESTIVAL, Toronto, CA, Finalist, April 2003

 

DETROIT CADDY 2001, New Media, Bronze Award for EgoFilmArts.com, credit: Creative Director

 

PHOENIX ADDY 2001, New Media, Gold Award for EgoFilmArts.com, credit: Creative Director

 

PHOENIX ADDY 2001, New Media, Gold Award for Ford Racing Auto Show Campaign, credit: Art Director

 

ART DIRECTOR’S CLUB, New York, NY, Chosen as a “Young Gun”, April 2001

 

ART DIRECTOR’S CLUB, New York, NY, Distinctive Merit Student Award for WideOpen Interactive, April 2000

 

ART DIRECTOR’S CLUB, New York, NY, Distinctive Merit Student Award for CD Soundspace, April 2000

 

:OUTPUT, INTERNATIONAL YEARBOOK, Frankfurt, Germany, Gold Award for WideOpen, March 2000

 

:OUTPUT, INTERNATIONAL YEARBOOK, Frankfurt, Germany, Gold Award for CD Soundspace, March 2000

reviewing and committee service

 

DESIGNING FOR TOUCH, by Josh Clark, A Book Apart,  October 29, 2015, Reviewer and Cover Blurb

 

DESIGNING FOR EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES, by Jonathan Follett, O’Reilly Media, Nov. 2014, Reviewer and Cover Blurb

 

TEI2015 ARTS TRACK, Reviewer

 

IxD12 INTERACTION DESIGN 2012 CONFERENCE STUDENT COMPETITION JUDGE

 

SMART DESIGN INTERACTION LAB, Director and Founder, July 2011- present

 

COOPER HEWITT MUSEUM “THIS IS DESIGN” TASK FORCE, June 2010 – present

 

DESIGNBOOST NYC, Cooper Hewitt Museum, invited participant, June 16-17, 2011

 

CHI2011 CONFERENCE ON HUMAN FACTORS IN COMPUTING SYSTEMS, Design Community Co-Chair

 

TEI TANGIBLE AND EMBEDDED INTERACTION 2011, Reviewer

 

PHILADELPHIA MUSEUM OF ART COLLAB STUDENT DESIGN AWARD 2010, Judge

 

CHI2010 CONFERENCE ON HUMAN FACTORS IN COMPUTING SYSTEMS, Reviewer

 

ACM CREATIVITY AND COGNITION 2009, Reviewer

 

TEI2010 TANGIBLE AND EMBEDDED INTERACTION, Reviewer

 

CHI2009 CONFERENCE ON HUMAN FACTORS IN COMPUTING SYSTEMS STUDENT COMPETITION, Judge

 

ART DIRECTOR’S CLUB ANNUAL AWARDS 2009, Interactive Category Judge

 

IEEE TABLETOPS AND INTERACTIVE SURFACES, Reviewer 2008

 

BALTIMORE ADDY 2002 AWARDS, Judge