We are thrilled to announce the addition of Jennifer Dunnam, Toshi Mogi, and Matthew Borgatti to the faculty at MFA Products of Design. Read about these amazing professionals below!
Jennifer Dunnam is a Product Designer and Experience Strategist currently living in New York City. Jennifer’s designs and research span across markets and industries with clients that include GSMA, United Nations OCHA, Intuit, General Electric, and Waste Management. Jennifer recently served as an Associate Creative Director at frog where she led an interdisciplinary team to uncover insights on human behavior while creating product and service ecosystems that align business strategy with customer needs. In April 2016, Jennifer shifted her focus to the start-up world, joining TeachersPayTeachers and leading an initiative to evolve and expand their core product of peer-to-peer resource exchange among educators. More recently, Jennifer has joined the experimental team at Google Creative Lab to articulate new ideas around communication and connectivity. Jennifer is an avid writer and speaker on human-centered design and technology. Jennifer’s work has been exhibited at the Venice Biennale, MoMA, and Singapore Art Museum and her writings on design and technology have been published by Fast Company, the Architectural League of New York, and MIT Press. Jennifer has a Master’s Degree in Architecture from MIT.
Dr. Toshiharu (Toshi) Mogi leads the Global Financial Services practice at frog as AVP of Strategy. In this role, Toshi helps frog clients respond to rapidly changing business dynamics by leveraging human centered design and technology enabled innovation to transform their strategies, products, services, and operations. With over 20 years of experience in management consulting, private equity, technology, and engineering, Toshi has helped develop and execute global strategies extensively with large corporations as well as start-up innovators. Prior to joining frog, Toshi held positions of increasing leadership at Cisco Systems, Wipro Technologies, McKinsey & Company, Hewlett-Packard, and AT&T Bell Labs. He has counseled senior executives at major global companies on strategic, technology, and operations issues, and has also worked across industries including financial services, including manufacturing, communications, retail, advanced semiconductors, and electronics. Dr. Mogi earned his BS, MS, and Ph.D. degrees in Materials Science and Engineering from Cornell University, where he authored dozens of peer-reviewed articles on semiconductor manufacturing and modeling.
Matthew Borgatti is Co-founder and Lead Scientist at Super-Releaser, one of the earliest commercial soft robotics development companies. His focus on the development of new architectures and manufacturing methods for soft robots helps build the justification for soft robotic commercialization. At Super-Releaser he developed lightweight compliant structures for better human interaction with drones and proof-of-concept design patterns for universal soft exoskeletons. Matthew’s work in soft robotics has been recognized as groundbreaking - earning him an O’Reilly SOLID Fellowship in 2014. Through a NASA-funded subcontract, Matthew has prototyped spacesuit wrist dams which function as integrated soft robotic gaskets. In research for next-generation EVA Mechanical Counter-Pressure space suits, these interfaces serve as critical components for NASA’s goal of modular upgrades to existing hardware. Trained as an industrial designer, Mr. Borgatti professionally designed products for major retailers and robotics startups, and his early work included animatronic monsters for Alien Vs Predator 2: Requiem and Snakes on a Plane. Building customized testing equipment and practical experience with evaluation of prototypes and materials were essential to his process."