Design the Future
January 19–20, 2016: Training
January 20–22, 2016: Conference
San Francisco, CA
Molly Steenson

Molly Steenson
Associate Professor, Carnegie Mellon University

Website | @maximolly

Molly Wright Steenson is an associate professor at the Carnegie Mellon School of Design. She researches the history of architecture, design, and computing from the 1950s to the present and is writing a book titled Architecting Interactivity. Molly was previously an assistant professor in the School of Journalism & Mass Communication at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, an associate professor at the Interaction Design Institute Ivrea in Ivrea, Italy, where she led the Connected Communities research group, and an adjunct at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. Prior to her academic career, Molly cut her teeth on the Web in 1994, working at companies like Netscape, Scient, and Reuters. She holds a PhD in architecture from Princeton University and a master of environmental design from the Yale School of Architecture. 


1:15pm Friday, 01/22/2016
The new fundamentals
Location: Generals Residence Ballroom
Molly Steenson (Carnegie Mellon University)
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The architecture of digital systems isn't just a metaphor. It developed out of a 50-year collaborative relationship between architects and designers, on one side, and technologists in AI, cybernetics, and computer science, on the other. Molly Steenson traces that history of interaction, tying it to contemporary lessons aimed at designing for a complex world. Read more.