Thomas Igoe

Arts Professor; Academic Coordinator

photo of Tom Igoe with his arms crossed

Tom Igoe is the area head for physical computing courses, in which students learn to consider the motivations and actions of the people for whom they're designing as the foundation for physical interaction design. His research interests also include networks, lighting design, the environmental and social impacts of technology development, and monkeys. He has written four books and a number of articles related to electronics and physical interaction. He is a co-founder of Arduino, an open source microcontroller environment. He has consulted for various museums and interactive design companies as well. He hopes to visit Svalbard someday.

Courses taught:

Intro to Physical Computing 

Understanding Networks

Tangible Interaction Design

Light and Interactivity

Connected Devices and Networked Interaction

Wildlife Observation Tools: Interaction in the Wild

Studio (Physical Computing)

Sustainable Practices

Networked Objects