Ana Pinto da Silva
Ana Pinto da Silva is Associate Teaching Professor in Human Centered Design & Engineering and Director of the Master of Human Computer Interaction + Design program at the University of Washington in Seattle. Ana is also one of two Pelli Distinguished Lecturers here at the Illinois School of Architecture. An accomplished designer, technologist and public speaker, Ana is committed to advancing the role designers, engineers and researchers play in the development of future-defining innovation.
As CEO and founder of 2G3R, Ana’s work celebrates aging and longevity, delivering home and community solutions that help people of all ages and abilities thrive. Ana has led design innovation initiatives traversing healthcare, education, civics, shopping and productivity for Amazon, Microsoft, NBBJ, and is a lecturer and contributor to the Design Intelligence Leadership Institute. Inspired by the power of leadership through community, Ana is the founder of the Seattle Pecha Kucha speaker series, the founding co-chair of the Harvard GSD’s global Design Impact initiative, and serves on the board of directors for the Harvard GSD MDE program, the Harvard GSD Alumni Council, and Leadership Tomorrow.
This lecture is supported by the Pelli Distinguished Lectureship.