As a designer, I believe in the interplay between imagination and experience, in being pragmatic in a space of endless possibilites.
As a researcher, I believe in learning as the ultimate competitive advantage of all productive human communities.
And as an architectural researcher-designer, I am determined to create spaces for communities of people who channel learning to imagine, to tinker, and to make.
I have a PhD in architecture and am a Silicon Valley Business Journal Upstart 50. I also work as a design researcher and design thinking specialist at HGA as well as a TA at IDEO U.
Some years ago, my wife (also a UIF) and I launched a startup. Here are a couple of videos related to it:
I've presented at the d.school as a UIF in different occasions:
You can also see my drawings here: http://aminmojtahedi.tumblr.com/
And read my suggestions for creating innovation spaces in here: http://epicenter.stanford.edu/resource/12-tips-for-building-an-innovation-space