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In the Loop: Jason Kunesh

October 22, 2013
12:30-2:00pm CST
IIT Institute of Design, 6th floor
350 North LaSalle Street
Chicago, IL 60654

You can find Jason Kunesh at the intersection of people and technology, advocating for elegant, simple solutions to gnarly problems. He’s at his best helping organizations and people collaborate to solve their community's issues. Jason was privileged to serve as the director of user experience of Obama for America, the first such design professional on a presidential campaign. Most recently, Jason Kunesh founded Public Good Software, Inc. with Chicago startup vets and fellow Obama 2012 alumni— their social mission is to return more capital to public-benefit organizations. 

In a long and varied career, he has been fortunate to work with great organizations including the Field Museum, Giant Bike, IBM, Jabber, LeapFrog, Lockheed Martin, Mayo Clinic, Microsoft, Orbitz, ThePoint, Groupon, Threadless, United Airlines, and more. He has an itch for igniting students' interest in design that he has scratched as an adjunct faculty member at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and DePaul University. You can find him in Chicago with his wife and two daughters.

Jason Kunesh will be participating in a Q&A with professor Laura Forlano as part of "In the Loop", a lecture series on design, innovation and entrepreneurship organized by ID faculty. The series engages a wide range of speakers that present on topics ranging from theoretical research and emerging methodologies that are relevant to the field of design as well as personal narratives and examples from current design practice.