About Isabel Bo-Linn
Isabel Bo-Linn is a designer, educator, and researcher from San Francisco, California. She holds a BFA from Loyola Marymount University and a Master in Graphic Design (MGD) from North Carolina State University, where her thesis project examined the potentials of an embodied interactive system and the design of customized digital tools tailored for individuals suffering from complicated grief. In her 15+ years of professional experience, Professor Bo-Linn specialized in product, print, and digital design for non-profit organizations and Fortune 500 companies. Her clients included Hillary for America, the Democratic National Committee, the National Park Foundation, Target, and Bed Bath & Beyond. She also worked as a designer for Missions with Monty, a game-based science learning environment for 5th-grade students to learn science curriculum.
Professor Bo-Linn investigates emerging technologies, speculative design, and the role of design in facilitating, hindering, and perpetuating marginality. Other research interests include design criticism, design writing, communities of practice, and the hybridity of tech and design.