Big thanks to our colleagues who visited the class as guest speakers or project evaluators!

Jaclyn Youngblood

Jaclyn Youngblood

Chief of Staff, Boston Mayor's Office of New Urban Mechanics

Nigel Jacob

Nigel Jacob

Co-Chair, Boston Mayor's Office of New Urban Mechanics

Clayton Sims

Clayton Sims

CTO, Dimagi

Maia Jacobs

Maia Jacobs

Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard’s Center for Research on Computation and Society

Upcoming visitors

Zeerak Ahmed

Zeerak Ahmed

Senior Designer, Last Mile Delivery at Amazon, former CS 179 TF


Kate Margolese

Kate Margolese

Senior Director of Strategic Programs at Perkins School for the Blind

Julia Winn

Julia Winn

Product Manager at X, the moonshot factory, CS 179 alumna



Guest Mid-term Reviewers


Abby Fichtner

Innovation Speaker/Strategist, author, The Hacker Chick Blog, former Hacker in Residence, Harvard Innovation Lab




Amos Wagon

Director of UX at Pegasystems

Arianna Mazzeo

 Designer research and contemporary practices professor, director of Global Social Impact Design Network, visiting lecturer at SEAS

Audrey Haque

 Experience designer and researcher, previously at Partners HealthCare

Bill Barnert

Recently retired, Masters in Human-Computer Interaction from Tufts, UX designer since 1978

Demetrios Karis

Designer for 25+ years, teaches Bentley University's User Experience Certificate program and the graduate program in Human Factors in Information Design

Erin McLean

Astronaut-centered designer focused on accessibility and inclusive design, previously at Walt Disney Parks & Resorts, Amazon, MIT Media Lab, Nordstrom, and AT&T


Joanne Cheung

Co-lead for Collaborative Cities portfolio, IDEO CoLab

Michael Raspuzzi

CEO + Co-founder of Culinairy Labs, Master in Design Engineering '18

Nicole Mordecai

Interaction designer and engineering manager at Brown University and Sun Microsystems, founder of 3D software company, photographer

Shuya Gong

Designer at IDEO CoLab

Vish Srivastava

Master in Design Engineering '19, Product Management instructor at General Assembly, former Senior Product Manager at BCG Digital Ventures

Vivek Hv

Master in Design Engineering '19, former aerospace engineer at Honeywell, cross strategy/product/software/UX roles at various start ups

Winston Boucher

Software Engineer, Data Visualization at Pegasystems, former CS 179 TF

YC Sun

Software Designer at IDEO