Erin Brown

Erin Brown

A netizen in the early 1990s — before most recognized what the Internet was — Brown is highly skilled in the design and development of online media. She is an advocate of open-source ideology, digital freedom, and privacy rights. She also loves hockey... a lot!

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Alberto Cairo, Ph.D.

Alberto Cairo, Ph.D.

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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Ching-Hua Chuan, Ph.D.

Ching-Hua Chuan, Ph.D.

Ching-Hua Chuan received her Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Southern California, Viterbi School of Engineering. Her research interests include artificial intelligence, machine learning, music information retrieval, and audio signal processing.

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Clay Ewing

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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Lindsay Grace

Lindsay Grace

Lindsay is Knight Chair of Interactive Media and Vice President of the Higher Education Video Game Alliance. He teaches courses in web and game design and games at the intersection of journalism.

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Kim Grinfeder

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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William Jattin

William Jattin

Will teaches Web Lab, Dynamic Data, and Building Virtual Worlds. He is a Full-Stack Web Developer and Educator with over 16 years of development experience in web, mobile, and XR technologies.

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Barbara Millet, Ph.D.

Barbara Millet, Ph.D.

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.

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Eliot Rodriguez

Eliot Rodriguez

Eliot is a Full Stack Web Developer & Project Manager. He teaches Web Lab and his current interests run the gamut of interactive technologies and including web development, interaction design, AWS Cloud Computing Services, and programming.

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Zeven Rodriguez

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, Ph.D.

Michelle Seelig, Ph.D.

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 Tran

Lien is co-director of the New Experience Research and Design Lab (NERDLab) and teaches game, web, interaction, and human-centered design. She is an award-winning designer who has serious fun breaking down real-world complexity into interactive systems for social good at the local, national, and international levels.

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Rechna Varma

Rechna Varma

Rechna’s classes cover topics including: producing, cross-platform storytelling, innovation, and business strategy. Her professional experience comes from the entertainment industry ranging from development through to post-production in film, television and digital media.

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