Director of Design
Mark Guarraia is director of design at Ximedica, one of the world’s largest design and development consultancies focused exclusively on healthcare. He leads a talented and diverse group of designers across Ximedica's global offices, and ensures thoughtful, human-centered solutions to challenging and complex problems.
Guarraia is an experienced design educator, passionate about student development. He introduces MassArt students to the process and principles of ID and he teaches Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) undergraduate studios about the intersection of design and business. Guarraia also takes an annual residency in Toronto teaching design thinking in an intensive pre-college studio setting.
Guarraia received an MA in design management from Savannah College of Art and Design and a BFA in industrial design from RISD.
Envisioning a Healthier Future: How Design Rewrites the Playbook
Mark Guarraia, director of design at Ximedica, will discuss design’s role as the competitive advantage in healthcare, and explore emerging technologies that signal what we could and should expect in the future.