Alexis Hope is a designer and researcher based at the MIT Media Lab and MIT Center for Civic Media. Hope is also a part of the Industrial Design community at Massachusetts College of Art & Design.
TEN FWD is the home of her creative practice. Hope focuses on creating playful, experimental objects and experiences with a combination of design research, digital tools, and hand fabrication. TEN FWD's flagship project is FOLD, an open publishing platform that helps people and organizations tell complex stories in a visually striking way. As part of TEN FWD, Hope also works with Facebook's Connectivity Lab to prototype novel experiences that encourage face-to-face interaction and connection.
Hope's earlier work focused on technology for global health. Prior to joining MIT, she led a project to develop a portable, low-cost ultrasound machine for midwives in Kenya, Uganda, and Seattle. She was a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow from 2012 - 2015, focusing on bringing human-centered and participatory research methods to technology design. As part of her commitment to participatory design, she helps organize unique hackathons and civic technology workshops around the world.
In her free time, Hope makes music, takes pictures, tinkers with electronics, and watches too much Star Trek.
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