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Pioneering Design & Technology for Inclusion

Grace is a designer, self-taught coder, and educator. From creating graphic interfaces for smart phones and wearables, to creating accessible blazers for women with breast cancer, she focuses on socially responsible design.  Her work examines the intersection of fashion technology and user-centered design to empower the human experience.  She has presented her work at several universities in support of adapting interdisciplinary learning for accessible clothing. Grace’s work has gathered the attention of the White House and ABC Channel News. 

She teaches at the School of Fashion and the Arts, Media, and Technology program at Parsons, while serving as Executive Director at Open Style Lab (OSL), a non-profit organization.  Prior to Parsons and OSL, Grace has worked at Samsung Electronics and Hearst Corp. She holds a BFA in Graphic Design from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) and a masters in Design & Technology from Parsons School of Design.

For research publications please see here.

NOTABLE PRESS & INTERVIEWS

 

 

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UPCOMING TALKS:

2/19 Avantex - Fashion & Tech panel talk at Paris, France.

3/1 -4 Design Indaba at Cape Town, Africa - Presenter on Social Innovation

3/9- Universal Design Conference, New York

3/28 - Yale University MBA, CT

3/31 - CFDA Fashion Education Summit

 

PAST TALKS

10/11 Cornell University - The 2016 Fiber Society Fall Meeting and Technical Conference (Technical Apparel)

8/13 Open Style Lab - "Fashionable Technology" Final Showcase at the MIT Musuem

05/03 New York Accessibility & Inclusive Design - a11nyc meetup

05/06 Creative Technologies Symposium 3 at Columbia University Teacher's College

03/08 Forum for the Future, Second Skin: The Future and Sustainability of Wearable Technology

03/26 Harvard School of Education: Innovating for Equality Conference