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Faculty

Matt Franks

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 blog posts

Ux for Good: Hidden Patterns In Rwanda's Reconciliation

This post is my fourth post in a series on the UX for Good design challenge. Check out the first post: UX for Good Introduction to get a better understanding of what the UX for Good design challenge is about. Writing throughout the challenge posed to be a bigger challenge than I thought; given the time spent…

UX for Good: Meeting the team

This post is my third in a series on the UX for Good design challenge. Check out the first post: UX for Good Introduction to get a better understanding of what the UX for Good design challenge is about.   Today I watched part of the team visit the grounds of the Kigali Genocide Memorial. It dawned on me…

UX for Good: Immersion

This post is my second in a series on the UX for Good design challenge. Check out the first post: UX for Good Introduction to get a better understanding of what the UX for Good design challenge is about. At AC4D, we are the evangelicals of ambiguity.  Time and time again I’ve pushed people out the doors…

UX for Good: Introduction

Hello! My name is Matt Franks.  I’m a faculty member at the Austin Center for Design. This post marks the beginning of a series that I hope to maintain over the next few weeks on my participation in this year’s UX for Good challenge – Kigali & London. What is UX for Good? “UX for Good…

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