Nathalie Collins

Design Director

As a Design Director in IDEO.org’s San Francisco studio, Nathalie inspires teams to push the boundaries of design through exploratory work across sectors. She’s particularly interested in how thoughtful use of technology can facilitate small changes in behavior that shift much larger systems.

Over the past decade, Nathalie has worked with businesses ranging from large corporations to nonprofit startups to introduce more human-centered products and services to the market. Before joining IDEO.org, she led projects at the intersection of hardware and software at Smart Design. Prior to that, she designed the user experiences of Microsoft’s Hotmail and PowerPoint products.

Nathalie has lectured at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business, and facilitated executive workshops at the Stanford d.school. She holds a master’s degree in Product Design from Stanford University and an undergraduate degree in Computer Engineering and Computer Science from the University of Southern California.

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