Alexis Hope

Civic Media
  • Research Assistant

Hi, I'm Alexis Hope. I am a designer and research affiliate at the MIT Media Lab and Center for Civic Media. I currently serve as the Creative Director for TEN FWD, a design studio focused on creating playful digital experiences. TEN FWD's flagship project is FOLD, an open publishing platform originally developed at MIT to help journalists, educators, and organizations tell complex stories.

Prior to joining MIT, I led a project to develop a portable ultrasound machine for midwives in Kenya, Uganda, and Seattle. I was a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow from 2012-2015, focusing on bringing human-centered and participatory research methods to technology design. As part of my commitment to participatory design, I help organize unique hackathons and civic technology workshops around the world.

In my free time, I make music, take pictures, tinker with electronics, and watch too much Star Trek. I am also pursuing an Industrial Design certificate at Massachusetts College of Art & Design

My portfolio can be found here—feel free to get in touch!

Hi, I'm Alexis Hope. I am a designer and research affiliate at the MIT Media Lab and Center for Civic Media. I currently serve as the Creative Director for TEN FWD, a design studio focused on creating playful digital experiences. TEN FWD's flagship project is FOLD, an open publishing platform originally developed at MIT to help journalists, educators, and organizations tell complex stories.

Prior to joining MIT, I led a project to develop a portable ultrasound machine for midwives in Kenya, Uganda, and Seattle. I was a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow from 2012-2015, focusing on bringing human-centered and participatory research methods to technology design. As part of my commitment to participatory design, I help organize unique hackathons and civic technology workshops around the world.

In my free time, I make music, take pictures, tinker with electronics, and watch too much Star Trek. I am also pursuing an Industrial Design certificate at Massachusetts College of Art & Design

My portfolio can be found here—feel free to get in touch!