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Researchers and Creatives collaborating

  • Alberto Cairo
    Alberto Cairo teaches infographics, visualization, and graphic design. He is the author of the book “The Functional Art: An Introduction to Information Graphics and Visualization”.
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  • Dan Dickinson
    Dan Dickinson is a composer, bassist, and software engineer who enjoys playing with electricity.
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  • Clay Ewing
    Clay Ewing teaches game design and cross platform programming. He has partnered with various humanitarian organizations to create games that tackle social issues. His current focus is on using game systems to fix real world problems.
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  • Jorge Perez Gallego
    Dr. Gallego is a planetarian with terminal degrees in the sciences and the arts. He spends most of his time trying to find useful and empowering ways to share scientific knowledge with different audiences by means of visual, exhibition and experience design in informal education settings.
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  • Eddie Gomez
    Eddie teaches UI design. He has over 14 years experience in digital marketing and is currently a creative director at Sapient Nitro.
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  • Kim Grinfeder
    Kim is the program director, a designer, and a front-end developer. He likes to build websites and explore non-linear narratives. His current research focuses on storytelling for VR platforms.
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  • Ali Habashi
    Ali teaches courses in Film Production, Advanced Compositing, and 3D Game Art Design. He has produced several science-based documentary films and now is working on innovative interactive platforms for higher education.
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  • Alexandra Kuechenberg
    Alexandra Kuechenberg
    Alexandra Kuechenberg is an interdisciplinary artist, technologist, and Creative Director at the Frost Science Museum. Her projects are built around emerging interactive media technologies and are rooted in the study of human perception. She holds a terminal degree in creative technology, and uses light as a jump rope.
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  • Barbara Millet
    Barbara Millet teaches interaction design and user experience research methods. Her research interests include designing, developing, and evaluating interactive technologies for enterprise, public safety, and healthcare domains.

  • Jacqueline Stetson Pastore
    Jacqueline Stetson Pastore teaches Managing Interactive Media Projects. She comes to UM with 17 years of experience in UX research, design and strategy. Her current focus is on UX startups.
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  • Zeven Rodriguez
    Zevensuy Rodriguez is a prototyper and designer. His research focuses on user’s interaction with internet objects, by creating interesting interfaces. He also explores combining traditional fabrication techniques with digital ones.
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  • Michelle Seelig
    Michelle Seelig teaches courses in photography, graphic design, emerging media, alternative media activism, communication theory, and research methods.
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  • Lien Tran
    Lien teaches design techniques for communicating with print and digital media. She collaborates with humanitarian organizations to communicate complex information through interactive systems including games, websites, and print media.
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