Thomas Igoe



Tom Igoe is the area head for physical computing courses, in which students learn to consider the motivations and actions of the people for whom they’re designing as the foundation for physical interaction design. His research interests also include networks, lighting design, the environmental and social impacts of technology development, and monkeys. He has written four books and a number of articles related to electronics and physical interaction. He is a co-founder of Arduino, an open-source microcontroller environment. He has consulted for various museums and interactive design companies as well. He hopes to visit Svalbard someday.

Courses taught:
Intro to Physical Computing
Understanding Networks
Tangible Interaction Design
Light and Interactivity
Connected Devices and Networked Interaction
Wildlife Observation Tools: Interaction in the Wild
Studio (Physical Computing)
Sustainable Practices
Networked Objects