Adjunct Professor, Architecture, Interior Architecture and Designed Objects (2010). B.Eng (Hons), 1994, Bournemouth University, UK. Publications: IDEO Eyes Open: London and New York (Chronicle Books, 2008). Exhibitions: Chicago Furniture Now, Design Within Reach; Guerrilla Truck Show. Patents: Eight filed with Koss Corp; Gyrus Ent LLC; Shure Inc; Barilla SpA; Nanosphere Inc.

Personal Statement

George is deeply committed to using human-centered design to help the lives of people in need. He is a co-founder and Principal at Greater Good Studio. Previously, he spent 7 years at global innovation firm IDEO before being hired as the first human-centered designer at the Chicago Transit Authority. Since founding the studio, he has worked across multiple social issues from autism, criminal justice, education, public health, and healthcare. With his co-founder, Sara Cantor Aye, was awarded the TED Prize in 2012, listed among the world’s leading social innovators in the Public Interest Design 100 list. The studio’s work has been published in two leading books for the field: ‘Public Interest Design Practice Guidebook’ in 2015 and ‘Leap Dialogues: Career Pathways in Design For Social Innovation’ in 2016.

George is an Adjunct Full Professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he teaches social innovation. He is a frequent speaker and workshop facilitator. George received his bachelors in Engineering from Bournemouth University, UK.


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