Rachel Abrams



Rachel Abrams is founder of Turnstone Consulting, where her work as a design strategist and graphic facilitator helps clients see and say what they mean. Rachel has worked with Amnesty International, City ID, Design Trust for Public Space, Ludic Group, Karsan Automotive, New York Times, Pentagram Design, and various corporations and public city agencies.

In 2012, she was Special Advisor to PentaCity Group, supporting the consortium that designed the street maps for New York Citibike and the New York Department of Transportation's forthcoming citywide pedestrian way finding system.

Her writing about design has featured in the Design Council magazine, The Economist, Eye, Frieze, Good, Urban Omnibus and Wired. On the faculty of the School of Visual Arts Interaction Design MFA program, Rachel teaches, and has presented to AIGA, Creative Capital, Harvard GSD, Istituto Europeo di Design, Stern School of Business and SxSW. Previously, she taught at NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program, was a user experience strategist for IBM and for branding consultancy, Imagination. British-born and educated, Rachel is a graduate of Cambridge University and the Royal College of Art.


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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