The Graduate Program in Design announces the formation of its advisory group, the Pro Council.

This group of leaders in design, technology, research, and scholarship will help the program understand the evolving needs of the professional world and identify emerging challenges and opportunities in the design domain.

The Pro Council will support and inspire the new transdisciplinary graduate design program by helping us shape our curriculum, participating in critiques and special events, and engaging students through lectures and studio visits.

Pro Council Members

William Burnett, executive director, Design Program, Stanford University

Denise Caruso, author and journalist (the New York Times); founder, Hybrid Vigor Institute

Valerie Casey, founder, Designer's Accord

Denise Gonzales Crisp, designer and professor, North Carolina State University

Marc Davis, educator and designer, Yahoo!

Peter DiSabatino, designer, architect, and educator, Art Center College of Design

Abbe Don, UI designer and senior project leader, IDEO

BJ Fogg, entrepreneur, researcher, and educator, persuasive computing, Stanford University

Christopher Ireland, entrepreneur and researcher

Joe Lambert, founder, Center for Digital Storytelling

Doreen Lorenzo, president, Frog Design

Davis Masten, chair, President's Circle of the National Academies

Bill Moggridge, founder, IDEO

Margeigh Novotny, vice president strategy & experience, MOTO Development Group

Eric Paulos, research scientist, Intel Labs, urban atmospheres project

Howard Rheingold, author, The Virtual Community: Homesteading on the Electronic Frontier (MIT Press), Smart Mobs: The Next Social Revolution (Basic Books), and others

Doug Sery, editor, MIT Press

Nathan Shedroff, entrepreneur, designer, and CCA chair, Design Strategy MBA

Zahid Sardar, design writer, San Francisco Chronicle

Cameron Sinclair, founder, Architecture for Humanity