Debra Satterfield, Professor of Design, California State University Long Beach, has extensive research and publication in design for social inclusion, design for behavioral change and the design of educational learning experiences for children with cognitive and physical disabilities, and user participatory design for and with children with autism spectrum disorders.
Michael Lee Poy is an Afro-Caribbean artist-activist and architect in Trinidad and Tobago. His practice and interests are centered on post-colonial Caribbean design and fabrication in the festival arts – especially Carnival. A graduate of Pratt Institute of Technology in architecture (B. Arch.) and the Yale Graduate School of Architecture, Environmental Design (MED), Michael aims to use interdisciplinarity to augment the innovative, creative, and collaborative process of design.
Yeohyun Ahn is a designer, educator, and researcher, integrating creative coding, digital fabrication, and physical interaction into spatial typography and graphic design. Her interdisciplinary typography project, TYPE + CODE Series, has featured through Washington Post, PRINT, New York Times Magazine, Letter Arts Review, Creator’s Project, Designboom.com, etc. It has published in the books, Graphic Design: the Basics, Type on Screen, and Data-Driven Graphic Design, and invited to research papers by Leonardo, EVA London, and IEEE VIS Arts.
Dr Willhemina Wahlin is a Lecturer in Design and the Acting Associate Head of School for Charles Sturt University’s School of Communication and Creative Industries. She is also the Creative Director for the New York-based non-profit organisation, PROOF: Media for Social Justice, which uses visual storytelling for social justice and human rights advocacy.
Michele Washington is a design researcher and design strategist who works with non-profits, startups, and cultural institutions. She is currently a Columbia University Community Scholar and the founder of “CuriousStories Lab,” a curated series of podcasts and short docs on architects and designers of color. She has an MFA in Design Criticism from the School of Visual Arts, and M.S. in Communications Design from Pratt Institute.
Michael Chad Eby is a multidisciplinary designer, artist, teacher, and researcher with particular interest in high/low technology, design history and theory, and the peculiar relationship between digital and physical: especially the unexpected residue, loss, corruption, and inflorescence that results when moving back and forth between atoms and bits, map and territory, description and thing. Michael Chad Eby works in the areas of physical interactivity, spatial audio, graphic and object design, multimedia, and digital fabrication.
Indiana University Herron School of Art and Design
Neeta Verma is Associate Professor in Visual Communication Design at the University of Notre Dame. A graphic designer, story teller and a social advocate by profession, she has over 25 years of professional experience working exclusively for not-for-profits, museums and cultural institutions in New York, Albuquerque and India. As a graphic designer, she describes her role as a catalyst within a societal context, a solution finder, and an experience creator.
Christina Lyons is a member of the 2021 SEGD Board and has served on the SEGD Board since 2016, representing education. She is Professor and Chairperson of Graduate Exhibition & Experience Design at the Fashion Institute of Technology/SUNY in New York.
Previously, Christina was the Director of the Graphics Department at Lee H. Skolnick Architecture + Design Partnership, working on projects such as the Muzeiko: Children’s Museum in Sofia, Bulgaria.
Professor, York University/Sheridan College Program in Design
Angela Iarocci is a Professor and Coordinator at Sheridan College in the Faculty of Animation, Arts and Design with academic specializations in information design, EGD and sustainable design. Her research investigations are concentrated in experiential design, information visualization, mapping, installations and collaborative practice. She is also a member of the SEGD Academic Task Force.