Alexis Hope (@alexishope / www.alexishope.com) is a designer and researcher based at the MIT Media Lab, MIT Center for Civic Media, and the Massachusetts College of Art department of Industrial Design.
As part of her work at MIT, she developed FOLD, an open publishing platform that helps people and organizations tell complex stories in a visually striking way.
Before coming to MIT, Alexis focused on designing technology for global health alongside healthcare practitioners in resource-constrained environments. At the University of Washington, she led a project to develop a portable, low-cost ultrasound machine for midwives in Kenya, Uganda, and Seattle.
Alexis 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 her commitment to participatory design, she helps organize unique hackathons and civic technology workshops around the world.