Beth Ames Altringer Eagle

An ongoing conversation about design, engineering, psychology, learning, and art.

Leading the MADE Program at Brown and RISD

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 RISD Roles:
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



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, Ames Studio
Founder, Desirability Lab (blog; on a break)
Contact: ba[at]

Artist Portfolio: (physical, digital)

Arts Curation:Balter Foundation @balterfoundation