2011 C77DA

Interactive / Web / Mobile

Jon Kolko

Executive Director of Design Strategy of Thinktiv and Founder & Director of the Austin Center for Design

Jon Kolko is the Executive Director of Design Strategy at Thinktiv, a venture accelerator, and Founder and Director of Austin Center for Design, an educational institution teaching interaction design and social entrepreneurship. He has worked extensively in the professional world of interaction design, solving the problems of Fortune 500 clients. His work has extended into the genres of consumer electronics, mobile, web, supply chain management, demand planning and customer-relationship management, and he has worked with clients such as AT&T, HP, Nielsen, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Ford, IBM, Palm and other leaders of the Global 2000. Jon is the author of Thoughts on Interaction Design, published by Morgan Kaufmann, and Exposing the Magic of Design: A Practitioner’s Guide to the Methods and Theory of Synthesis by Oxford University Press.