Ian Gonsher is an artist, designer, and educator currently working in Providence, RI. He is on the faculty in the School of Engineering at Brown University, where his teaching and research focus on design process and creative practice. He is also the co-founder of the Brown Design Workshop, Brown STEAM/STEAMstudio, the Creative Scholars Project , the Brown Creative Mind Initiative, and Critical Design/Critical Futures. Ian studied Art History and Industrial Design at the University of Kansas, and also holds an MFA in Furniture Design from the Rhode Island School of Design. His most recent work blends creative practices across disciplines as a means of developing pedagogical strategies for teaching design.