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Jim Wicks

Director, EDI program
Co-Director, mpd² program
Clinical Associate Professor, Segal Design Institute

Jim Wicks leads the EDI program and teaches Product Design, Thesis Studio, and Management of Product Innovation. He was the Senior Vice President of Consumer Experience Design at Motorola, Google, and Lenovo.

Amy O'Keefe

Co-Director, EDI program

Amy O'Keefe is the EDI studio director and teaches Service Design. She leads design sprint and micro-pilot coursework. Amy has consulted on service, experience, and integrated multi-channel initiatives for Fortune 50 retail and global Am Law 100 clients.

Human-Centered Design Studio Faculty

Liz Gerber

Co-Chair, Design Research Council
Executive Committee, Design Research Council
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Founder, Design for America

Liz Gerber teaches Service Design and leads research in the Segal Design Institute. She studies and designs social computing systems to support innovation.

Greg Holderfield

Director, Segal Design Institute
Co-director, MMM Program
Pentair - D. Eugene and Bonnie L. Nugent Clinical Professor of Design Innovation

Greg Holderfield teaches Design Strategy Studio. Greg was the vice president of design and strategy at ARC Worldwide / Leo Burnett, where he led breakthrough initiatives for McDonald's, P&G, Kellogg's, and Symantec.


Dan Brown

Clinical Professor
Director, Ford Prototyping Lab
Faculty Advisor, Segal Professional Bridge

Dan Brown teaches Differentiation by Design and Intellectual Property and Innovation. He is the founder and president of LoggerHead Tools and a principal at Consul-Tech Concepts. He also holds over 30 U.S. utility patents.

Stephen Carr

Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering

Stephen Carr teaches Making Things. He is the emeritus dean of undergraduate engineering. Stephen consults for industry on matters dealing with materials processing, design, selection, and performance.

Michael Chapman

Adjunct Lecturer

Michael Chapman teaches Design Research. He spent 12 years with IDEO as a design director before joining Ascension Health as a senior director with the mandate to initiate the design research team.

Susan Curtis

Adjunct Lecturer

Susan Curtis teaches Interaction Design with Tom Quish and Jesse Wilbur, and mentors EDI thesis projects. She is the founder and president of Bloompath Studios, a consultancy helping purpose-driven organizations design better products and services.

Mike Edmonds

Adjunct Lecturer

Mike Edmonds teaches Mindful Product Management and mentors EDI thesis projects. Mike is the Co-Founder and VP of Product at Moonshot by Pactera, a global innovation studio helping brands co-create purposeful experiences based on emerging technologies.

John Hartman

Clinical Assistant Professor

John Hartman teaches Communication Design and a number of industrial design courses in the Segal Design Institute. He was previously Industrial Design Lead at Lunar Design.  

Walter Herbst

Director, mpd² program
Charles Deering McCormick Distinguished Clinical Professor
Clinical Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Walter Herbst teaches Making Things. Walter is a fellow of both the National Academy of Inventors and the Institute of Design Engineering and Applications (IDEA) program.

James Ludwig

Adjunct Lecturer
Vice President, Global Design and Product Engineering, Steelcase

James teaches Brand and Design Leadership and is the Vice President of Global Design and Product Engineering at Steelcase.

Tom Quish

Adjunct Lecturer

Tom co-teaches Interaction Design with Susan Curtis and is the SVP, Head of Design for Rightpoint, a global experience consultancy.

Craig Sampson

Adjunct Lecturer

Craig Sampson teaches Designing Product Interactions and Intersect CPG. He is the founder of TBD Innovation. Craig previously founded and directed the IDEO Chicago office.

Amy Schwartz

Adjunct Lecturer

Amy Schwartz teaches Design Research and Thesis Studio. Currently, she consults as a Principal at Empathic Innovation and is the Design Researcher in Residence at MATTER, the Chicago health-tech incubator.

Jill Sherman

Adjunct Lecturer

Jill Sherman teaches Design Communication. She is a Design Principal and Enterprise Design Thinking Leader at IBM. She has over 20 years of extensive graphic design, branding and integrated marketing experience in a variety of industries.

Elisa Vargas

Adjunct Lecturer

Elisa Vargas teaches Service Design. Currently, she leads the global user experience design practice as design director at Motorola Mobility.

Helen von den Steinen co-teaches Product Design Studio and Intersect CPG. She is a Principal Scientist for research and design at Procter & Gamble. 

Jesse Wilbur

Adjunct Lecturer

Jesse co-teaches Interaction Design with Susan and Tom. He is the Interaction Design Group Director at IA Collaborative.
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