Design Lecture Series presents Jon Kolko

Jon Kolko

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Jon Kolko is Vice President of Product, Innovation, and Design at MyEdu, and the Founder and Director of Austin Center for Design. His work focuses on bringing the power of design to social enterprises, with an emphasis on entrepreneurship and large-scale industry disruption. He has worked extensively with both startups and Fortune 500 clients, and he’s most interested in humanizing educational technology.

Jon has previously held positions of Executive Director of Design Strategy at Thinktiv, a venture accelerator in Austin, Texas, and both Principal Designer and Associate Creative Director at frog design, a global innovation firm. He has been a Professor of Interaction and Industrial Design at the Savannah College of Art and Design, where he was instrumental in building both the Interaction and Industrial Design undergraduate and graduate programs. Jon has also held the role of Director for the Interaction Design Association (IxDA), and Editor-in-Chief of interactions magazine, published by the ACM.

He will be discussing concepts from his forthcoming book, Well Designed: How to Use Empathy to Create Products People Love, to be published by Harvard Business Publishing in 2014.

Date and Time:Feb. 20 | 4:00 PM
Admission:Free and Open to the Public
Location:ART Building, Room 1.120 Maps and Directions
Sponsor:Department of Art & Art History