Despina Papadopoulos

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Despina Papadopoulos is a design strategist, systems thinker and educator with over 16 years of experience in designing systems, building prototypes, and working with organizations to introduce innovation at the intersection of social structures and technological possibilities.  She has helped a diverse range of organisations to develop tools and practices such as NCR’s The Knowledge Lab, the State of Vermont, IBM, Christie’s, Concern Worldwide. She recently spent a year in Kabul, Afghanistan as Director of Business Development at Turquoise Mountain, where she worked to develop sustainable models for the craft industry. She is a professor at NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program and founding faculty at SVA’s MFA in Design for Social Innovation Program. She has lectured internationally on the relationship between design, technology and ethics, including at CHI, Tate Modern, Smart Fabrics, the Jan Van Eyck Academy and the Ivrea Interaction Design Institute.

Despina's multi-varied and interdisciplinary experience has been a consistent influence on the development of her approach to design. At the heart of her work is an engagement with and facilitation amongst disparate stakeholders, a synthesis of diverse and complex issues, and a collaboration with a wide range of organizations and individuals.

 

Liz Danzico

Chair and Co-founder

Bruno Kruse

Hello World: The Logic of Interaction, First Year

Carrie Kengle

Hello World: The Logic of Interaction, First Year

Chappell Ellison

The Advanced Fundamentals (UX, Design, Writing), First Year

Christopher Cannon

Visualizing Information, Summer Intensive

Criswell Lappin

Strategic Innovation in Product/Service Design, First Year

Daniel Goddemeyer

Future (Im)perfect - Exploring the hidden ethics of emerging technologies, Second Year

Drew Cogbill

Mobile UX Design, Summer Intensive

Eric Forman

Thesis II: Presentation, Second Year
Thesis I: Development, Second Year
The Fundamentals of Physical Computing, First Year

Erica Heinz

Practice of Interaction Design, Section A, Summer Intensive

Jason Severs

Framing User Experiences, First Year

Jeffrey Zeldman

Selling Design, Second Year

Jill Nussbaum

Design in Public Spaces, First Year

Jodi Leo

Research Methods in Interaction Design, Summer Intensive
Research Methods, First Year

Jon Bloom

Conversation Design, First Year

Joshua Musick

Crafting Interactions, First Year

Karen McGrane

Design Management, Second Year

Katie Lee

Public Interfaces, Second Year

Krystal Persaud

Smart Objects, First Year

Lauren Connolly

Practice of Interaction Design, Section B, Summer Intensive

Marshall Sitten

Service Design and Transformation, First Year

Munawar Ahmed

Leadership, Ethics and Professional Practices, Second Year

Neil Wehrle

A History of Design, First Year

Paul Ford

Content Strategies, Second Year

Renda Morton

The Advanced Fundamentals (UX, Design, Writing), First Year

Roger Mader

Strategic Innovation in Product/Service Design, First Year

Tanya Kraljic

Conversation Design, First Year

Ted Southern

Future Wearables, Second Year

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