GAGE, MARTY | Lextant

Vice President, Design Research

Marty Gage merged his design research firm, Rocket Surgery, with Lextant in 2006. This merger was the logical extension of a long collaboration with Lextant’s president and founder, Chris Rockwell. Gage is the vice president of the design research practice at Lextant. He founded Rocket Surgery in 2002, after having co-founded the research firm SonicRim in 1999. Previously, he was a member of Fitch’s research team for 10 years where he helped establish Fitch as a leader in design research. He has won numerous design awards and has published widely on design research, including a chapter on participatory design research methods in the book, Human Factors Testing and Evaluation Methods. He has served on IDSA’s International Design Excellence Awards jury and is frequently asked to speak at design conferences and schools, such as The College of Creative Studies, The Cranbrook Academy, The Ohio State University and The Savannah College of Art & Design. He holds his bachelor’s in psychology from Hendrix College and earned his master’s in human factors psychology from Wright State University.


Session Title:
Aspirations are Colorblind

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