Matt Franks

Matt Franks

Professor
Austin Center for Design

Matt is an interaction designer at MyEdu. He was previously Senior Interaction Designer at frog design and the co-owner of Monster Feet design consultancy. Prior to working at frog, Matt was a hybrid interaction / product designer for Target Corporation. His work ranges from mobile systems for both handsets and tablets, to entertainment experiences for TV, web, and video.  In the past 4 years, he has released over 400 products and services into the market.

Matt spends his free time exploring the intersection of digital and physical objects. An avid believer in the MAKE movement, he is continually experimenting with intelligent objects that challenge people’s understanding of technology.

Matt earned his BFA in Industrial Design, with a focus on Interaction Design, from the Savannah College of Art and Design.


Recent Tweets

@Franknatic: RT @chostett: @Franknatic I found the perfect bike for your long arms http://t.co/Jib9P5KCdL

@Franknatic: @TheWinkApp is sunrise sunset feature broken? App won't let me enter or choose location .

@Franknatic: @TheWinkApp yes you can. But the robots aren't really that auto.I.e. If a robot turns a light on because of motion, I still have to turn off

@Franknatic: @TheWinkApp sorry. I'm not talking about hue. The lack of automation is present for YOUR switches!

@Franknatic: @TheWinkApp I.e. If I trigger a motion sensor to turn on light, I still have to manually turn it off -hence the system isn't truly automated

Recent Work, Articles, and Presentations

 

A Makers Wedding - Photo Booth

Matt's Wedding Photo Booth creation was featured on Instructables on November 7th, 2011. Learn more»

UX for Good: Introduction

This year’s challenge focuses on a particularly wicked problem: Converting the profound feelings elicited by genocide memorials into meaningful and sustainable action. Learn more»