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Ian Gonsher is Assistant Professor of Practice in the School of Engineering and Department of Computer Science at Brown University. His teaching and research interests examine creative process as applied to interdisciplinary design practices, and the development of emerging and speculative technologies.


Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Providence, Rhode Island

MFA Furniture Design


Ecole Cantole D'art Lausanne (ECAL), Lausanne, Swizerland


University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas

BFA Industrial Design/ History of Art


L'ecole Marchutz, Aix-en-Provence, France



Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island

+ Assistant Professor of Practice in Engineering and Computer Science

Fall 2016 - Present


+ Adjunct Lecturer

School of Engineering

Fall 2011 - 2016

+ Adjunct Lecturer

Department of Visual Art

Fall 2007 - Spring 2011

Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut

+ Lecturer at the Yale School of Engineering and Applied Science

Spring 2022 

Blu Dot Design, Minneapolis, Minnesota

+ Intern

Summer 2004

Estudio Fernando and Humberto Campana, Sao Paolo, Brazil

+ Studio Assistant/Intern

Vitra Design Museum, Boisbuchet, France

+ Assistant

Summer/Fall 2002

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