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 @johnmaeda: "Trying to understand users w/o actually observing them is like learning to ride a bike by reading about it." —@MarkusWeber …

@Franknatic: Price adjustment sticker on a screen at thundercloud. #servicedesign problem. http://t.co/IJN71o8bJh

@Franknatic: RT @3DPrintingIt: USF Engineering Student 3D Prints RC Car with Arduino Microcontroller - http://t.co/rlkZJb52Ky http://t.co/rlkZJb52Ky

@Franknatic: RT @MichelleBee: If an author tried to write this into dystopian fiction, I wouldn't believe it: http://t.co/Gz1IB1YlhN

@Franknatic: @Spotify Keep getting emails after unsubscribing 3x. http://t.co/TCP8WjmAiY - During 3rd time, noticed system keeps "rechecking" please send

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»