Scott Hutchinson is a brand, interactive media and user experience designer, working with universities, non-profits and cause-driven groups in the area of web development, branding, storytelling, and experience design. Scott also works as an academic administrator and post-graduate instructor, as part of his role as the Program Director for the Design, User Experience and Design Thinking programs at UCLA Extension. Scott has over 15 years of online curricula development and academic oversight experience, using delivery platforms that include Blackboard, Flash, HTML5 and Canvas. He has over 20 years of professional design studio experience. Long term clients include UCLA, various Children’s Foundations, D.A.R.E., and L.A. County and Municipal Water Districts. Scott has long-term partnerships and collaborations with colleagues as needed for custom coding, animation and writing and has worked most closely with POMP (pomp.com) on site development, curriculum development, and co-presentations in the area of interactive design, art and electronics.
Scott specializes on experimental projects that have clear outcome requirements requiring programming, design builds, and user research testing and iteration to achieve them. UCLA’s virtual Volunteer Center is an example of this, as are interactive projects for Cal Arts, Cal State Northridge and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.
Scott is an advocate in the area of design and user experience, serving for many years on the design board for the Professional Association for Design (AIGA) Los Angeles, AIGA National’s Education Committee, Woodbury University, Moorpark College, and non-profit foundations in Los Angeles. In the interest of promoting and advocating big ideas and change, Scott also produces the TEDxUCLA conference and consults for outside TEDx conferences.