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Design Education in a Maker World



Neal Doyle

Assistant Director, Harvard i-Lab





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Design students are relentless tinkerers, insatiable innovators, whether in class or outside. Now more than ever, we need students who will push the boundaries of design and tackle some of the world’s greatest challenges.The next generation of designers and engineers will play a vital role in addressing these challenges with innovative approaches that will change the way we work, enliven the way we play, make and enhance the way we live. Is education prepared for the future?
DMI’s Lab Culture session dedicated to education, will examine some of these through an interactive panel presentation hosted by Professor Craig Vogel, FIDSA
Participating panelists will bring new exciting new vision and ongoing practices from various viewpoints within their academic endeavor  (higher education, K-12, and campus incubator labs).


Craig Vogel, FIDSA, Associate Dean For Research & Graduate Studies, The College of Design Architecture Art and Planning,The University of Cincinnati 


Surya Vanka, Director of User Experience, Microsoft

Sunand Bhattacharya IDSA, Global Education Strategist, Autodesk 

Thanassis Rikakis, Vice Provost, Carnegie Mellon University 

Doris Wells-Papanek MEd, Director, Design Learning Network 

Neal Doyle, Associate Director, Harvard iLab 

Kerstin Strom, Graduate Student in Design, Notre Dame University



Neal Doyle is the Assistant Director of the Harvard Innovation Lab. Hired as the i-lab’s second full-time employee, Neal directs the i-lab’s Operations team. Doyle's group organizes more than a thousand events per year, hosts 35,000 visits, maintains and upgrades the 30,000 square foot i-lab facility and technology, manages marketing and communications, and has a hand in all of the other cool details that keep the place running.
Doyle’s nearly 15 years of professional experience includes time managing the Harvard Kennedy School's nuclear policy research project: Project on Managing the Atom, and his own startup, in the affiliate marketing and digital strategy space. After graduating from St. Norbert College with a B.S. in Environmental Policy, he worked for several years as an environmental consultant at Carlson Environmental in Chicago, and later for U.S. EPA in Boston; he is also a Fellow of the Property and Environment Research Center (PERC). Doyle is an avid golfer, entrepreneur and arbitrager, clean-tech and nuclear energy advocate, home and i-lab DIYer, and sometimes cyclist.


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10/7/2018 » 10/9/2018
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