Hi, I'm Alexis Hope. I am a designer, technologist, and research affiliate at the MIT Media Lab and Center for Civic Media. I currently serve as the Creative Director for FOLD, an open publishing platform developed at MIT to help journalists, educators, and organizations tell complex stories. Prior to joining MIT, I led a project to develop a portable ultrasound machine for midwives in Kenya, Uganda, and Seattle.
I was a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow from 2012 - 2015, focusing on bringing human-centered and participatory research methodologies to technology design. As part of this work, I helped organize unique hackathons and civic technology workshops around the world.
MIT Media Lab - Media Arts & Sciences, M.S.
University of Washington - HCI; Human-Centered Design, B.S., M.S
HCDE 418: User Experience Design
CSE 440: Human-Computer Interaction
HCDE 231: Technical Communication
MAS.600: Future of News and Participatory Media