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George Aye is a founding partner at Greater Good Studio, and Assistant Professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, in the Architecture, Interior Architecture and Designed Objects. As Design Director at Greater Good, he is responsible for translating user-centered design research into tangible design outcomes in the form of printed materials, software interfaces, hardware and software interactions, environments and user-centered experiences. At SAIC, he teaches graduate and undergraduate design students and leads the Professional Partnerships program with classes in collaboration with IBM and Samsung Design Korea.
Previously Lead Designer at the Chicago Transit Authority, George was responsible for designing the complete new rider experience for the CTA's Bus Rapid Transit proposal in 2008. He was also responsible for numerous large-scale marketing campaigns that were regularly seen by the CTA's 1.8M daily riders. Prior to the CTA, George was a designer at IDEO Chicago for 7 years where he worked on projects that spanned multiple sectors and industries from healthcare, consumer electronics, contract furniture, disease management and consumer packaged goods. He has two books published (IDEO Eyes Open London and Eyes Open New York, published by Chronicle Books in 2008).
George Aye was born in Rangoon, Burma and he has a B. Eng in Engineering Design Visualization from Bournemouth University, UK, 1998.
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