James Agutter is the founder and director of the Multi-Displinary Design Program in the College of Architecture + Planning (design.utah.edu), Director of the Spark Design Initiative (spark.utah.edu) and CEO of Applied Medical Visualizations. He has worked on innovation and information design challenges for over 15 years. His research work has focused on the application of 2D and 3D design concepts to large scale, real-time data environments. He has published extensively in the area of information visualization and design challenges in healthcare and cybersecurity. He received 2004 2005 Creative Achievement Award by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) for his work, 2009 University of Utah Honors Professorship, 2013 Early Career Teaching Award and 2014 University of Utah Beacon of Excellence award for his work on transforming undergraduate education.