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Leading the MADE Program at Brown and RISD (2021-present)

Growing collaborations and a research and teaching agenda for the field of Design Engineering.

Project focus: Growing the area of Design Engineering and creating a masters degree in Design Engineering delivered jointly by Brown University and RISDRoles:
Founding Executive Director, MADE
Professor, Brown University
Faculty Associate, RISD
Faculty Associate, Harvard University Berkman Klein Center

Key Links:
Master of Arts in Design Engineering (MADE)
Brown University
Rhode Island School of Design (RISD)
Berkman Klein Center at Harvard


Leading Design Innovation at Harvard (2011-2021)

From 2011-2021, deeply engaged in developing initiatives in design, innovation, and entrepreneurship during a  period of 4x growth in these areas.

Director, Design Lab, Harvard
Faculty, Product Design, Harvard, School of Engineering & Applied Sciences

Programs Co-created:
MS+MBA Program

Evidence-based innovation education
Design Lab

Courses Created:
Product Design
Human Centered Algorithm Design
Innovators Practice
Cultural Entrepreneurship Fashion Design and Technology Sustainable Design

Courses Co-created:
Integrated Design


Past talks & Workshops

“Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it; boldness has genius, power and magic in it.

Only engage, and then the mind grows heated. Begin it, and the work will be completed.”

- Goethe (in German)
as translated by John Anster

Design Practice Roles

Founder, Desirability LabAmes Studio
Contact: ba[at]desirabilitylab.com

Artist Portfolio:
ames.studio (physical, digital)