George Paravantes MFA IxD is an Interaction Designer and faculty member of the User Experience Design Graduate Certificate Program. As an Interaction Design Instructor his areas of expertise are in Product Interaction Design, Human Centred Design Research, Motion Design, Multi-Modal Interactions in Augmented Reality. His industry experience encompass fields in both Interaction Design and Industrial Design.
He holds a Masters of Fine Arts Degree in Interaction Design from the Umea Institute of Design in Sweden. His final thesis research work explored the mobile context within the connected car experience, this work was done in collaboration with Nokia Helsinki and Volkswagen Germany.
George’s international work experience includes Research In Motion, Nokia Finland, Volkswagen Germany, Drive Design UK, along with various consulting work with mobile starts-ups in Toronto.
His pursuit of Innovation was recognized as Co-Inventor of two User Interface Patents for Volkswagen’s Connected Electric Vehicle Car Concepts. Recently He was also recognized for a League of Innovation Award in Collaboration with his User Experience Design Students on a Educational Marking App.