Matthew Wizinsky

Matthew Wizinsky

Assistant Professor

Aronoff Center

4416

DAAP School of Design - 0016

Professional Summary

Matthew Wizinsky is a designer, design educator, and researcher. His projects live at various intersections of participatory design, interaction design, exhibition design, and speculative design. Wizinsky’s research collaborations typically apply community-engaged participatory methods toward domains that comprise contemporary conceptions of “the public” and/or “the city” and integrate experimentation with digital media.

Current engagements include participatory design with HIV survivors to create a public history of HIV in America and working with adolescents from the South Side of Chicago to transform public historical research into speculative visions for improved futures amidst the threats of a changing climate.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Magna Cum Laude, University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH, 2001 (Graphic Design)

Master of Fine Arts, Graphic Design, University of Illinois, Chicago Chicago, IL, 2012 (Thesis: Metaphor, Memory, and Story; Project: CloudWriter)

Post-Graduate Studies, Schule für Gestaltung Basel Basel, Switzerland, 2011 (Visual Communication)

Research Support

2016 -2018 Humanities in a Changing Climate, Humanities Without Walls, Mellon Foundation Transmedia Collage: Histories of Violence and Futures of Health on Chicago’s South Side Role:Collaborator $110,000 Active Type:Grant

2016 -2016 Office of the Provost, University of Cincinnati Strengthening Faculty Research and Engagement in the Digital Humanities Across UC Role:Co-PI $20,000 Completed Type:Grant

2016 -2018 MAC Cosmetics AIDS Fund Women and HIV Oral History Project Role:Co-PI $70,000 Active Type:Grant

2015 -2016 The Nathan Cummings Foundation Women and HIV Oral History Project: A Collaboration with the Women’s Interagency HIV Study Role:Co-PI $5,000 Type:Grant

2014 -2015 Interdisciplinary Collaboration in the Arts & Humanities Award, University of Illinois at Chicago Graduate College iPhone Rapid Digitization, Applications and Workflows Role:Co-PI $5,000 Completed

2013 -2014 Interdisciplinary Collaboration in the Arts & Humanities Award, University of Illinois at Chicago Graduate College Pop Swipe Cinema: Mobile Interactive Touch-Screen Cinema Role:Co-PI $5,000 Completed Type:Grant

2013 -2014 Chancellor’s Discovery Grant, University of Illinois at Chicago History Moves: How to Design a Community-Engaged Public History Project on Wheels Role:Collaborator $38,924 Completed Type:Grant

2013 -2013 University of Illinois at Chicago Learning Sciences Research Institute ecoCollage: Engagement Tools for Community-Based Green Infrastructural Planning Role:Collaborator 23,378 Completed Type:Contract

2014 -2014 Sleep Science Center, College of Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago Drowsy Driver Role:Consultant $50,000 Completed Type:Contract

2015 -2016 Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Instrument112: Interactive Public Installation for Lumenocity Festival Role:Consultant $50,000 Completed Type:Contract

2015 -2018 Stamps School of Art & Design, University of Michigan Discursive Design: Database and Web Interface Design Role:Consultant $15,000 Active Type:Contract

2012 -2013 Innovation Center, University of Illinois at Chicago BikeDX Role:Collaborator $15,000 Completed Type:Contract

Grant: #2016 UIC Award Investigators:Wizinsky, Matthew 01-04-2016 -12-31-2017 MAC Aids Fund MAC Cosmetics/University of Illinois Chicago Sub-Contract Role:PI $24,000.00 Closed Level:Private Non-Profit

2011 -2012 University of Illinois at Chicago, Graduate College Dean’s Scholar Award $20,000 Completed Type:Fellowship Level:University

2010 -2011 University of Illinois at Chicago, Graduate College University Fellowship $20,000 Completed Type:Fellowship

Publications

Published Abstracts

Wizinsky, Matthew, and Brier, Jennifer. (2017. )"Violence, Vulnerability, and Care: A Women's History of HIV in America" .[Abstracy]Proceedings of the 2017 Design4Health Conference,

Peer Reviewed Publications

Wizinsky, Matthew (2014. )"Touch Here to Begin: Paper Interfaces and Legible Circuits" .Scholarly and Research Communication, ,5 (2 ),

Wizinsky, Matthew, and Brier, Jennifer. (2016. )“History Moves: Mobilizing Public Histories in Post-Digital Space" .Scholarly and Research Communication, ,7 (3 ),

Wizinsky, Matthew. (2016. )"Conflict Interfaces: Mediated Meditations on Desire, Fear, and Anxiety" .User Experience, and Usability: Novel User Experiences, ,86 -97

Invited Publications

Wizinsky, Matthew. (2017. )"Dread & Desire: Urban Futures at the Scale of the Human Body" exhibition catalog .

Other Publications

Shea, Andrew; Lupton, Ellen; & Drenttell, William (2012. )Designing for Social Change: Strategies for Community-Based Graphic Design . Princeton Architectural Press

Lapetino, Tim & Adams, Jason (2012. )Damn Good: Top Designers Discuss Their All-Time Favorite Projects . HOW Books

Valicenti, Lyndon (ed.); Department of Environment, City of Chicago (2011. )Call to Action: A Design Intervention on Water . Moving Design

Glaser, Milton;‎ Ilic, Mirko;‎ Heller, Steven (2017. )The Design of Dissent, Expanded Edition: Greed, Nationalism, Alternative Facts, and the Resistance .

Additional Publications

Presentations

Invited Presentations

Wizinsky, Matthew. (10-2016. )“What is a ... ?” .Digital Media Collaborative, University of Cincinnati. Level:University

Wizinsky, Matthew. (10-2015. )“The End of the End of Print” .Digital Curation and Digitization Workshop, University of Cincinnati Libraries, University of Cincinnati.

Wizinsky, Matthew. (10-2014. )“The End of the End of Media...” .School of the Art Institute of Chicago,

Wizinsky, Matthew. (10-2014. )“Written in the Clouds” .Chicago Cultural Center,

Wizinsky, Matthew. (04-2014. )“Chicagoisms” .Art Institute of Chicago, gallery talk,

Wizinsky, Matthew. (10-2012. )“Imaginary Environments: Bending Technology to Shape New Experiences” .Apple Store, Chicago, IL.

Paper Presentations

Wizinsky, Matthew (09-2014. )Fantastic & Possible: Welcome to the Design Lab .Portland, OR. Conference. Level:National

Wizinsky, Matthew. (12-2017. )Violence, Vulnerability, and Care: A Women's History of HIV in America .Melbourne, Australia. Conference. Level:International

Wizinsky, Matthew. (09-2013. )“Touch Here to Begin: Paper Interfaces and Legible Circuits” .New York University, NYC. Conference. Level:International

Wizinsky, Matthew. (01-2016. )"History Moves: Mobilizing Public History in Post-Digital Space” .Whistler, BC, Canada. Conference. Level:International

Wizinsky, Matthew. (07-2016. )“Conflict Interfaces: Mediated Meditations on Desire, Fear, and Anxiety” .Toronto, Canada. Conference. Level:International

Wizinsky, Matthew, and Seward, Reneé. (08-2016. )“Do it Again: Experimental Typography Workshop” .Seattle, WA. Conference. Level:International

Wizinsky, Matthew. (10-2016. )“Speculative City: Collaborative Design Studio” .Las Vegas, NV. Conference. Level:National

Positions and Work Experience

2009 -To Present Principal Designer, Independent Design Consultancy, Studio Junglecat, Chicago, IL

2007 -2009 Senior Graphic Designer, Environmental Design Consultancy, FRCH Design Worldwide, Cincinnati, OH

2003 -2007 Department Head, Exhibition Design, Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, OH

2013 -2015 Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago, School of Design, Chicago, IL

2012 -2015 Research Specialist, Director, Responsive Media Lab, University of Illinois at Chicago Innovation Center, Chicago, IL

2012 -2013 Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago, School of Art and Design,

Post Graduate Training and Education

2019-2019 Certificate, Strategic Foresight, University of Houston, ,

Patents and Inventions

Tool Tracker for the Operating Room Camera and computer vision system to identify, track, and provide real-time visual feedback on the location and contents of sterile-package wrapped tools within operating rooms.