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Madi Ko just finished (successfully!) campaigning for election reform in Alaska. She will return for her last semester at the Rhode Island School of Design in the spring.

Madi is interested in what makes an experience immersive, the user journey of roller coaster rides, and the science of awe. She sees herself working in politics, news, or experiential design—areas where the role of design and its consequences are still being defined.


There are a few common themes in her work & thoughts:

  1. Use humour and thoughtful design to make people want to engage with information


  2. Reveal the disconnect between technology and real life (digital interface vs physical experience, perception vs reality, etc.)


  3. Make work that is specific and subjective, but still relevant