Gary Chou

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Gary Chou is the founder of Orbital, a home for developing and launching new ideas.

He also co-teaches Entrepreneurial Design at the School of Visual Arts MFA in Interaction Design Program and advises Austin Center for Design, which exists to transform society through design and design education; and Venture for America, which seeks to revitalize American cities and communities through entrepreneurship.

Previously, Gary worked at Union Square Ventures, a NYC-based venture capital firm, where he created and managed the Union Square Ventures Network of portfolio companies. He's also held product roles in both startups and large tech companies, executive produced two award-winning independent films, and has backed 100+ Kickstarter projects.

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Liz Danzico

Chair and Co-founder

Alex Wright

Design Futures, Summer Intensive

Barbara de Wilde

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

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

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

Enrique Allen

Digital Product Design: Design Sprint, Summer Intensive

Eric Forman

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

Erica Dorn

Community Canvas: Products of Community, Summer Intensive
Design Futures, Summer Intensive

Erica Heinz

Practice of Interaction Design, Summer Intensive

Graham Letorney

Thesis II: Presentation, Second Year
Entrepreneurial Design, First Year

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

John Leonard

Crafting Interactions, 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

Kristin Salomon

Smart Objects, First Year

Krystal Persaud

Smart Objects, First Year

Marshall Sitten

Service Design and Transformation, First Year

Matthew Raw

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

Neil Wehrle

A History of Design, First Year

Noah Feehan

Narrative and Interactivity, Second Year

Paul Ford

Content Strategies, Second 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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