#ShitToHit Tonight: Jon Kolko (@jkolko) Speaking at @WUSTL
We've been told that this event will be free and open to the public. Kudos to Sam Fox School/Wash U for continuing to bring in quality speakers.
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Jon Kolko will deliver a lecture titled A Means to An End as part of the Sam Fox School Public Lecture Series, in conjunction with the Interaction Design Initiative Workshop "Research about People."
Kolko is the founder and director of Austin Center for Design, a progressive educational institution teaching interaction design and social entrepreneurship. 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 start-ups and Fortune 500 clients, and he has a breadth of experience in consumer electronics, mobility, web services, supply chain management, demand planning, and customer-relationship management. He has worked with big-brand clients such as AT&T, HP, Nielsen, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Ford, IBM, Palm, and other leaders of the Global 2000, as well as with start-ups like Socialware, Spredfast, Vast, Attivio, and more.
Kolko has held positions of executive director of design strategy at Thinktiv, a venture accelerator in Austin, Texas, and both principal designer and associate creative director roles at frog design, a global innovation firm. He was also 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. Kolko has also held the role of director for the Interaction Design Association (IxDA), and editor-in-chief of interactions magazine, published by the ACM.
Kolko is the author of the book Thoughts on Interaction Design, published by Morgan Kaufmann; Exposing the Magic of Design: A Practitioner's Guide to the Methods and Theory of Synthesis, published by Oxford University Press; and the text Wicked Problems: Problems Worth Solving, published by Austin Center for Design.