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Emily Norton

Director and Lecturer of Practice, Design Thinking Initiative


Emily Norton holds a B.F.A. in furniture design from the Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI, and an MDES in conceptual design from the Design Academy Eindhoven, the Netherlands. Norton’s career has spanned international design residencies, design research in wetlands preservation, teaching social innovation and leading cultural change campaigns in communities, organizations and institutions. As a maker, she believes in the power of thinking with her hands.

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B.F.A., Rhode Island School of Design

The Design Thinking Initiative