Matt Cottam

Matt Cottam has a Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Industrial Design degrees from Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). Matt's thesis work at RISD was to conduct human-factors research for the Habitability Design Division of NASA. Since 1998 Matt has been the core instructor of the Structured Multimedia Module of the International Certificate Program in New Media at the Fraunhofer Center for Research in Computer Graphics. Since 1999 he has been a member of the faculty at RISD; he teaches critical human-centered design and human-computer interaction design for the departments of Industrial Design, Graphic Design, Photography, and The Digital Media Graduate Program. Matt has lectured, published and led workshops internationally on topics including information design, human-computer interaction design, collaboration strategies for engineers and designers, and humanitarian applications of design. Matt cofounded Tellart and specializes in human-computer interface design technology, methodology, and pedagogy.