MDes Graduate student Amber Murray wins Hololens Hackathon

IxD MDes Graduate student Amber Murray and her HoloHear team won the social good category at the SF Holographic Hackathon.  This hackathon was sponsored by the Microsoft Hololens Team in San Francisco. 

HoloHear uses mixed reality to create environments where hearing abled and hearing impaired can communicate with a shared language. 

Aynne Valencia

Associate Chair, Associate Professor Interaction Design Aynne's background features a blend of creative management, design research, business strategy, visual design, branding, advertising, marketing, and service design. She has crafted breakthrough, award-winning cross-platform experiences. Her design pedigree includes lead product designer for three of Microsoft's Incubation R&D teams, digital advertising at AKQA as Digital Product Design Director, Design lead for the Cisco Flip Camera, Service Design Lead at Fjord, and Associate Creative Director of R/GA San Francisco. She actively contributes to the design community through speaking engagements, panels, organizing community events. She served as Co-Local Leader for the San Francisco Chapter of the Interaction Designers Association (IxDA) between 2008 and 2013. She taught and created curriculum for General Assembly's User Experience Design Immersive and taught interaction and information design at San Francisco State University.