Irene Alvarado is a UX designer and creative technologist based in NYC. She investigates spaces where design, visualization, storytelling, and computation overlap, and uses a combination of design thinking and technical expertise to create interactive experiences and data visualization projects.
She recently completed a master in Human Computer Interaction and Emerging Media at Carnegie Mellon University and is now a Creative Technologist at Google Creative Lab.
Irene’s recent passion projects include:
Teaching a "Prototyping in Augmented Reality" course at NYU's ITP.
Helping coordinate the production of the first Cybernetics conference in NYC.
Participating in a monthly cybernetics reading group where a diverse group of folks mostly talk about systems thinking.
Translating a Machine Learning for Artists Guide into Spanish, with the hope that machine learning becomes more accessible to people outside of the tech world.
Mentoring an amazing young coder/entrepreneur/artist teenager through Code Next.
Recently becoming more diligent about collecting my thoughts, ongoing research, and inspirations on Are.na.
Bouldering as much as I can on weekends.