Guest Speaker- Juhan Sonin | March 16th | 9:30 am | Art & Design Center RM 408

March 16th | 9am | Art and Design Center room 408 |
“Studio Axioms: How to run an open design company”

Juhan Sonin Creative Director of Involution Studios Boston has agreed to talk to the CSUN’s design students, via Skype, on his process, his studio and his work as an aesthetic engineer, designer, and educator.

Juhan Sonin served as the Director of Production for The Media Cafe, a New York-based technology company. He has worked for Apple Computer’s Education & Outreach program and took on distance learning and visualization projects at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He led the Open Design Group, a cross-departmental engineering and design service that specialized in interface design, software engineering, human-computer interaction, data visualization, branding, and rapid product prototyping. Juhan is currently the Creative Director of Involution Studios Boston, and is responsible for all product design and service delivery in the shop as well as a lecturer at MIT.

His “Design Axioms” found on, provide designers, engineers, product managers, and anyone else who influences the creation of software design a simple-but-essential core set of principles that will help you contribute to building a world of effective interfaces.


His work was featured in the book, “Developing Citizen Designers” by Elizabeth Resnick.  His “Health Axioms” are discussed in a video from Stanford University. (See below)


Thank you Juhan Sonin!

All are welcome to attend.  If you have any questions, please contact:


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