James Zhou

Visiting Faculty
Nationality: Canada

James is a Senior Interaction Designer at IDEO with a background in philosophy. He is interested in the intersections where design meets impact, tangible meets intangible, and human meets AI.

Before graduating from the Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design, he studied Industrial Design at the Umeå Institute of Design and philosophy at Macalester College. He worked at the Embassy of Canada in Beijing but was frustrated with the bureaucratic restrictions on creative problem solving. He became a designer because he wanted to solve problems from a creative and hands on approach. He believes that design is the perfect balance between creativity and impact.

During his free time, he makes ceramics and tinkers with his pen plotter.