Founder of Quotient Design Research, Michael has over 3 decades of experience providing strategic innovation at the critical early stages of the innovation process.
In a former life, he was an accomplished engineer and product designer with dozens of patents under his belt. Michael now teaches Design Thinking at his alma mater, Stanford, and is often regarded as a coach by those around him.
His clients include Sony, IBM, Kimberly-Clark, HP, Merck, Intel, Shure, Google, Sony Ericsson, Nestlé, Wells Fargo Bank, Wrigley, Deloitte, Chrysler and Unilever. He has received numerous awards from ID Magazine, IDSA, Business Week, and the 2008 Accenture Article of the Year Award for “Innovation As a Learning Process.”
He is an Adjunct Professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department at Stanford University (d.School), teaching Needfinding, Policy Design and Cross Cultural Design and a guest lecturer at the Harvard School of Business and the University of California Haas School of Business.