As a Community Media Designer, Elizabeth Gin balances design-oriented research from the field with research-oriented design from the studio. Her work currently focuses on approaches to technology design and development that prioritize local specificities and build upon the social capital and capacities within a community.
After completing a Graduate Honors Fellowship at Art Center College of Design, Elizabeth Gin currently works as the Community Media Designer and Outreach Coordinator for rootIO. Elizabeth recently received her MFA from the Media Design Practices / Field program at Art Center College of Design; her thesis developed from rearranging Internet Cafes and prototyping SMS applications in Kampala, Uganda. Her work has been supported by Intel Labs’ Interaction and Experience Research Group and UNICEF’s Tech Innovation Unit, and was presented at the Design Principles and Practices 2014 Conference in Vancouver.
Prior to pursuing her MFA, Elizabeth Gin designed print publications focused on story-telling for DC Central Kitchen and developed touch-screen kiosk applications for the Economic Research Service in Washington, DC.