Katie Schon

Director of Design Strategy

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Katie is responsible for imagining innovative solutions and strategies for Tellart’s clients at the very outset of a project’s conceptualization. She is involved in most of Tellart’s projects – from initial conversations with new and existing clients, through early development of proposals, to early engagements in the concept development and planning process. Project analysis and research, concept and process development, proposal and academic paper writing, demonstration design, and client advocacy are all parts of Katie’s work.

Katie graduated from the Industrial Design Department at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). While at RISD, Katie spent a year in the European Honors Program in Rome, Italy, where she interned as a market researcher. For her senior thesis work, Katie was the student team leader for a medical simulation project with RISD ID and members of the Tellart leadership. Her work as a designer on two National Science Foundation Research for Undergraduates (NSF REU) projects (“Pedestrian Emergency Evacuation Simulation,” University of Rhode Island, 2004; and, “Artistic Rendering in Information Visualization,” iMedia and Fraunhofer, Darmstadt, Germany 2004) encouraged Katie to further pursue work at the intersections of design and technology.

In addition to her daily work at Tellart, Katie typically participates in composing and editing outward-facing written materials for Tellart. Most recently, Matt and Katie co-authored an article in the IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications “Graphically Speaking” section entitled “Sketching Tangible Interfaces: Creating an Electronic Palette for the Design Community.”