Ricardo Gomes, IDSA | Professor and Chair, Department of Design and Industry, San Francisco State University
Professor and chair of the Department of Design and Industry (DAI) at San Francisco State University. Ricardo Gomes is director of the Design Center for Global Needs in the DAI Department, a nonprofit international research and development center dedicated to promoting responsive design solutions to local, regional and global issues such as inclusive/universal design, health care, the aging, community development and sustainability.
A former Fulbright Research Scholar in Kenya, Ricardo has accumulated an extensive background relative to international design research and development in such topics as inclusive/universal design, design for social responsibility and sustainable design. Ricardo has conducted national and international presentations, seminars, workshops and competition reviews throughout the US, Africa, Europe, Latin America and Japan.