Nan Alamilla Boyd has a B.A. in History from UC Berkeley (1986) and an M.A. and Ph.D. in American Civilization from Brown University (1989, 1995). At San Francisco State University, she teaches courses on the history of sexuality, queer theory, historical methodology, and urban tourism.
I grew up on the island of Sardinia, Italy, where my father, who was a mason, taught me how to lay bricks in a straight line.
Joshua Singer is a graphic designer, teacher, and writer. His work is a commingling of research and creative works in areas including semiotics and alternative practices of Critical-Design. He is also the principal of Atomtan Design creating editorial and identity for arts institutions and non-profits. He has a BA from Hampshire College, an MFA in Fine Art from Hunter College, C.U.N.Y. and an MFA in Design from California College of the Arts.
Experienced Product Designer with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education industry. Skilled in Color Renderings, Product Research and Design, Rhino, SolidWorks, 3D printing, Laser Cutting, Film/Video Production, Educational Technology, and Instructional Design. Strong education professional graduated from San Francisco State University and California State University at Long Beach.
Silvan received a BID from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada working on the design of smart assistive medical devices, and later an MSD from Arizona State University studying slow technology and new theories of human-machine interfaces. His research interests include advanced rapid prototyping techniques, local-scale manufacturing and product development, new human-machine interface concepts, smart products and embedded technologies.
Professor Ricardo Gomes has been a faculty member in the School of Design (formerly the Design and Industry (DAI) Department) at San Francisco State University for over 27 years. He was the Chair of the DAI Department from 2002-2012. Prof. Gomes coordinates the Design Center for Global Needs and the Shapira Design Archive Project in the School of Design (DES).
Ph.D., University of Brighton, Brighton UK
M.S. Eng, Product Design, Stanford University
A.B. cum laude, Harvard University