Since designing an amazing mobile app is an ambitious challenge, we have assembled an Advisory Board for the project. These folks are each experts in their respective fields, including design, transit, technology, education and civic engagement, and they have been advising us since this project was just a twinkle in George’s eye. 

Civic Tech

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Tony Coppoletta
Manager of External Electronic
Communications at the Chicago Transit Authority 

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Sandor Weisz
Designer at Everyblock

Graham is in charge the agency’s signage, maps, publications, digital communications, and other customer-facing information. A respected resource on Chicago transit history, Graham writes, maintains and photographs for www.chicago-L.org, a comprehensive historical website about Chicago’s transit system.

Graham is in charge the agency’s signage, maps, publications, digital communications, and other customer-facing information. A respected resource on Chicago transit history, Graham writes, maintains and photographs for www.chicago-L.org, a comprehensive historical website about Chicago’s transit system.

Graham Garfield
General Manager of Customer Information at the Chicago Transit Authority

Jeb Ory believes that mobile technology, applied correctly, can change the world. In 2012 he relocated to Sacramento with his wife, Lea. He travels back to Chicago every other week and loves the Blue Line, which always gets him from the airport to his office in River North in 45 minutes door-to-door.

Jeb Ory believes that mobile technology, applied correctly, can change the world. In 2012 he relocated to Sacramento with his wife, Lea. He travels back to Chicago every other week and loves the Blue Line, which always gets him from the airport to his office in River North in 45 minutes door-to-door.

Jeb Ory
CEO, 5 degrees

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John Tolva
Chief Technology Officer at City of Chicago

Design

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Drew Brooks
Senior Designer at IA Collaborative

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Sara Frisk 
Portfolio Lead at IDEO Chicago, President of AIGA Chicago 

Erin has sat on the board of directors for AIGA and has taught design classes and created curriculum for institutions such as Columbia College, Chicago Portfolio School, North Park University and Marwen, a Chicago school that educates and inspires under-served young people through the visual arts. And, she's never gotten on a Chicago bus…

Erin has sat on the board of directors for AIGA and has taught design classes and created curriculum for institutions such as Columbia College, Chicago Portfolio School, North Park University and Marwen, a Chicago school that educates and inspires under-served young people through the visual arts. And, she's never gotten on a Chicago bus…

Erin Huizenga
Lead at Gravity Tank, Founder/Executive Director of EPIC

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Simon King
Interaction Designer at IDEO Chicago

Dennis McClendon is a Chicago geographer and historian, whose interests include virtually everything about the built environment. Among other things, he has designed the Chicago Transit Authority map. His interest in transit maps began in the 1970s, and his research has been presented at a number of cartographic conferences.

Dennis McClendon is a Chicago geographer and historian, whose interests include virtually everything about the built environment. Among other things, he has designed the Chicago Transit Authority map. His interest in transit maps began in the 1970s, and his research has been presented at a number of cartographic conferences.

Dennis McClendon
cartographer at CTA, 1995—2007

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Mayo Nissen
Designer at ReD Associates

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Massimo Vignelli
Design legend, creator of the "Vignelli" map for New York City's Metropolitan Transit Authority from 1972–1979

 

Education

Liz studies how teams work together to innovate solutions to pressing societal challenges and builds tools to support this work. She’s particularly interested in the role of technology in collective design. Liz is on the advisory board for Designing Chicago because she believes this is the future of design work.

Liz studies how teams work together to innovate solutions to pressing societal challenges and builds tools to support this work. She’s particularly interested in the role of technology in collective design. Liz is on the advisory board for Designing Chicago because she believes this is the future of design work.


Liz Gerber
Assistant Professor at Northwestern University and the Segal Design Institute, Faculty Founder of Design for America

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Daniel Rees Lewis
Learning Strategist and Educational Researcher at Design for America

Sami, a San Francisco native, is passionate about the intersection of design education and local/social impact. Her work, students' projects, and DFA have been discussed in publications and blogs such as Fast Company, Chicago Tribune, Inc Magazine, Huffington Post, Core77 and more.

Sami, a San Francisco native, is passionate about the intersection of design education and local/social impact. Her work, students' projects, and DFA have been discussed in publications and blogs such as Fast Company, Chicago Tribune, Inc Magazine, Huffington Post, Core77 and more.

Sami Nerenberg
Director of Operations at Design for America

 

Strategy

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Onny Chatergee
MBA Candidate class of 2013 at Kellogg School of Management

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Andrew Clark
Experience Designer at Minimal

A design leader at Motorola Mobility Inc., Dickson works to design the future of communications, fusing hi-tech with beauty. He believes people, communities and cities can develop and experience poetic transportation systems. He sees opportunity for new physical and digital tools to support and enrich peoples' journeys. 

A design leader at Motorola Mobility Inc., Dickson works to design the future of communications, fusing hi-tech with beauty. He believes people, communities and cities can develop and experience poetic transportation systems. He sees opportunity for new physical and digital tools to support and enrich peoples' journeys. 

Dickon Isaacs
CXD Design Director at Motorola Mobility Inc.

Jeanne collaborates with teams and clients to inspire and inform design solutions, transforming businesses and improving user experiences. A Metro Detroit native, transportation is in Jeanne's blood and her role on the advisory board is an ideal fit for her expertise and passion for the rebirth of great American transportation.

Jeanne collaborates with teams and clients to inspire and inform design solutions, transforming businesses and improving user experiences. A Metro Detroit native, transportation is in Jeanne's blood and her role on the advisory board is an ideal fit for her expertise and passion for the rebirth of great American transportation.

Jeanne Isaacs
Design Research and Strategy Consultant