The Autodesk Visiting Fellows Program recruits senior-level, industry-shaping talent to help light the future path of Autodesk. Although fellows have rich sectoral expertise, they tend to focus on defining and pursuing cross-industry issues emerging at the intersection of our traditional markets and technologies. For example, construction and manufacturing practices are changing so rapidly that our customers have to constantly learn. How can Autodesk make its software easier to learn?
One of our visiting fellows is Alex Lobos. Alex focuses on design, technology, and emotional attachment as a means to elevate the quality of life. He is Professor and Graduate Director of Industrial Design at Rochester Institute of Technology, in upstate New York. At Autodesk, Alex is focusing on helping Autodesk develop best-in-class learning systems. He is also Expert Elite for Fusion 360, a member of Autodesk University's Advisory Council, AU Featured Speaker, and recipient of Fusion 360's Education Award. He has collaborated with several groups at Autodesk, including Fusion 360 and ReMake product teams, Sustainability Workshop, and Design Academy. Alex is a recipient of the Eisenhart Award, RIT's highest recognition for teaching excellence. He has been a juror for the International Design Excellence (IDEA) Awards and the Ibero-American Design Biennial, as well as industrial designer for General Electric. Alex was born in Guatemala, where he started his career as an industrial designer and in 2002 moved to the U.S. as a Fulbright scholar. He holds an MFA from the University of Notre Dame and a BID from Universidad Rafael Landivar.
Alex published this piece about collaboration and learning today.
Learning is alive in the lab.