Dr. Cassini Nazir is a program director and clinical associate professor at UNT, where he teaches classes in design thinking and interaction design. In Spring 2020, he served as designer-in-residence for SMU’s Master of Arts in Design and Innovation. Prior to UNT, Dr. Nazir taught at UT Dallas, where he was founding director of the ATEC Usability Lab. He also served as director of design for ArtSciLab, a transdisciplinary research lab helping the arts, science and technology communities by pursuing initiatives of societal urgency and cultural timeliness. He has collaborated with art historians, biochemists, brain scientists, futurists, materials scientists and new media artists.