William Nickley, IDSA

Assistant Professor, The Ohio State University

William Nickley, IDSA

William Nickley is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Design at The Ohio State University. He holds an MFA in Design and a BSD in Industrial Design from The Ohio State University and has a decade of design industry experience. He researches social design practice as a member of the Ohio State DESIS Lab and teaches courses in the industrial design major.

William's research lies at the intersection of social design, design methods, and community-engaged design. He is currently engaged in interdisciplinary co-design with LGBTQ+ youth to inform affirmative care practices of mental and physical health providers.

Breaking Down Barriers & Crossing Aisles: No Distance Too Far

Co-Presenter: Panel Discussion

Track 2

Wed - Sept 22

6:00 pm EDT

A discussion on design education, multidisciplinary teams and industry collaborations

In this panel we will discuss how design education responds to emergent technology through a multidisciplinary user experience design minor, focusing on cross-disciplinary teams in collaboration with industry. We’ll talk about how to address historical challenges facing design education, such as identifying a comprehensive theoretical framework and its impact on the profession. The session will culminate in how to adapt the educational environment for industry collaboration in a meaningful and productive way to meet ever-changing and challenging circumstances.

Presenting with Jason Morris, IDSA and James Rudolph, IDSA