Coe DouglasCreative Lead for the Master of Science in Design + Innovationhe/him/his

As the creative lead for the Master of Science in Design + Innovation (MD+I) program, I collaborate with the team to amplify our students, their work, and the vision of the program. My current interests focus on speculative futures, design fiction, more-than-human design, and the ways stories can impact and transform the public imagination. Before joining the MD+I team, I had a long career as a designer, writer, and creative director and have spent the past five years at UW–Milwaukee in the Peck School of the Arts (Art & Design) where I taught in the Design and Visual Communication program. I also have an appointment as a lecturer in the Honors College. While at UW–Milwaukee, I co-founded the Tending Tomorrow project and podcast, as part of a Collaboratory grant project with the Center for 21st Century Studies, and I serve as the co-chair of Speculative Futures MKE.

For more, see Douglas’ CV.

See Also

  • Talks and Workshops
    • Douglas, C. (2023). Possible Worlds: A Design Fiction Futures Workshop for Imagining Otherwise. Wisconsin Idea Room, Nancy Nicholas Hall, University of Wisconsin–Madison.
    • Douglas, C., & Watt, T. (2022). Anticipating Wellness: Collaborative Mythmaking and Engaged Rituals for the City. Anticipation 22 Conference. ASU Center for Science and the Imagination.
    • Douglas, C., Gamroth, N., & de Haan, R. (2022). Design Emergency. A Panel on Good Design in the 21st Century at MARN (Milwaukee Artist Resource Network).
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  • Design Studies


  • MFA, University of Tampa
  • BA, University of Alabama at Birmingham




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