Scott Pobiner

Scott Pobiner teaches and studies innovation, adoption, design, and digitality. He received his doctorate (DDes) from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design where he studied the impact that display technologies can have on interaction and pedagogy in design education. His dissertation, Design Education: A System for Enhancing Interaction using Multiple Displays, was published in 2010. He has lectured internationally on this and a range of related topics including innovation, design thinking and strategy, and technology. Dr. Pobiner’s professional design and consulting work spans architectural, product, interaction, and user experience design. These include the design of schools and campus planning, software development for collaboration, and the design of new technologies and environments to support collaborative work and learning. He is the former director of the Design & Management BBA program at Parsons and former Chair of the design community at the ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing. He has worked with companies such as Herman Miller Inc., Microsoft, and Hewlett-Packard, and Batten & Company on issues related to innovation, technology, and design. Prior to joining the faculty at Parsons Scott was a teaching fellow at Harvard University, and visiting professor at the Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ. Recent Works / Publications: BMW Guggenheim Lab:NY - Walking Waves: Collected Sounds and Remixes of the City (Summer 2011) (article) “The Customers Called. They Want Their Experience Back... and a Refund.” M/I/S/C/ Magazine, Fall 2011. Designer/Developer, Mark Goulthorpe’s Hyposurface.org “Urban Play and Recreation: Exploring a Comprehensive Vision for the Future of Urban Recreation in New York City.” in Human Cities: Celebrating Public Space. (co-authored with Miodrag Mitrasinovic and Eduardo Staszowski)