Danne Woo

Designer | Programmer | Technologist | Data Enthusiast | Activist | Entrepreneur | Educator


MPS, Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP), New York University 2011–2013
BFA, Graphic Design, University of the Arts, Philadelphia 2000–2004
Rhode Island School of Design Pre-College Program 1999
Work Experience
Danne Woo Design / Design Technologist 2011–Present
Datavisual, Inc. / Founder and CEO 2013–Present
Connecticut Friends Preschool / Board Member 2019-Present
Color of Change / Ford Foundation & Media Democracy Fund Tech Exchange Design Technologist Fellow 2018-2019
BigPlay / Co-Founder and Creative Director 2013–2016
Infinia Group / Senior Designer, Digital 2007–2011
Creative Source, Inc. / Senior Designer & Web Designer 2004–2007
Teaching Experience
Queens College, CUNY / Assistant Professor, Interaction Design 2013–Present
Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design / Visiting Faculty, Information Design Spring 2018
San Diego State University / Guest Lecturer Spring 2017
The Makery / Guest Lecturer Summer 2016
Serval Ventures / Lecturer and Mentor Summer 2016
Google Summer of Code / Mentor Summer 2015
Decoded / Facilitator 2014–2017
New York University, ITP / Research Resident Fellow 2013–2014
Beam Center / Visiting Artist and Teacher Summer 2014
Awards & Accolades
Ford Foundation and Media Democracy Fund Tech Exchange Fellowship / Color of Change 2017
Mellon Foundation, Diversity Enhancement Research Grant Award 2017
CUNY Fine and Performing Arts Course Design Award 2017
Mellon Foundation, Diversity Enhancement Research Grant Award 2016
New York Daily News Innovation Lab 2014
Guinness World Record Holder, Largest Multiplayer Game on a Single Screen 2013
New York University Summer Launchpad, 1 of 9 selected from 500 applicants 2013
Graphis Interactive Design Annual 2005
University of the Arts Senior Degree Project Award 2004
University of the Arts Promising Artist Award 2000
“Data-a-Day in a Post-Truth World.” Print Magazine, Interview by Steven Heller 2017
Team Human Podcast Episode 25, Visualizing Reality, Interview by Douglas Rushkoff 2017
Designer Magazine, Interview by Kathryn Weinstein 2016
NY Daily News, Datavisual concludes successful embed with Daily News Innovation Lab after 14 months working along reporters and editors in the newsroom 2015
ONA Student Newsroom, Simplifying Data Viz in the Newsroom 2014
NY Daily News, Daily News welcomes Datavisual startup to newsroom as part of Innovation Lab program 2013
Fast Company, March 2013 Issue, The Recommender: Greg Alvo, Jane McGonigal and More On What They’re Loving This Month 2013
The Guardian, Mobile gamers hope for new world record after social splat 2013
Engadget, Bird poop and Big Screens: Attempting a multiplayer world record 2013
Make Magazine, Longboard Generates Light While You Ride 2012
The Engadget Show 34 2012
Engadget, Light Hum: a pure analog theremin that converts rays into electro-grooves 2012
CNet, Now hear this: Beat box creates music using RFID tags 2011
The Verge, RFID Beat Box creates music with wireless discs 2011
Engadget, Beat Box table turns RFID tagging into beautiful music 2011
Speaking Engagements
Data Visualization.” Lecture at the NYC OpenData Data Viz Hackathon, Queens College, CUNY, Queens, NY 2020
“Making Music with Electricity.” Workshop at Connecticut Friends Preschool May Day Festival, Wilton, CT 2020
“Using Data, Design and Code for Social Advocacy.” Lecture at the Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design, Copenhagen, Denmark 2018
Graduate Media Studies Colloquia, Queens College, CUNY, New York 2017
Graduate Media Studies Colloquia, Queens College, CUNY, New York 2017
EYEO Conference "Show and Tell", Minneapolis 2016
Mellon Faculty Diversity Conference, Queens, NY 2016
L2 Inc. Lunch and Learn Presentation, New York 2016
NYC Media Lab Summit, New York 2015
Razorfish Summit, New York 2015
Global Editors Network Summit, Barcelona 2015
Online News Associate Conference, Chicago 2014
NPR Mediashift Collab/Space, Chicago 2014
SourceMedia Innovation Day, New York 2014
San Diego State University Guest Lecturer, San Diego 2014
NYU Stern 9 for 9 Series, New York 2013
WebVisions Conference, Barcelona 2013
EYEO Conference "Show and Tell", Minneapolis 2013
AIGA/NY Fresh Blood 4, New York 2013
Invitational Exhibitions
The Weekly Weekly Presents, Homeward Bound, homewardbound.theweeklyweekly.com / Heads of State 2020
Queens College Art Department Faculty Show, Queens College, CUNY, Queens, NY / AC Symphony 2019
Design Faculty at Queens College, Godwin Ternbach Museum, Queens College, CUNY, Queens, NY / Data-a-Day in a Post-Truth World 2017
Vanderbilt Republic’s Art from the Heart, New York / AC Symphony 2015
DUMBO Arts Festival, New York / AC Symphony 2014
VICE and AT&T Mobile Movement Event, SXSW Austin / SPLAT! Austin 2014
Death by Audio, Death by Art, New York / AC Symphony 2014
New Biologies at the 92Y Tribeca, New York / Type Galapagos 2013
Technical Skills
Design / Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Acrobat Professional, QuarkXPress, Microsoft Office, Font Book, Suitcase, InVision
Programming Languages and Frameworks / HTML, JavaScript, jQuery, Node.js, CSS, D3js, P5js WordPress, Perch CMS, Flash, multiple APIs, Processing, Arduino; working knowledge of C++, Java, PHP, Python, JSON, XML, MongoDB and MySQL
Audio and Video / Final Cut Pro, After Effects, Premiere, SoundEdit, GarageBand
Other / Max MSP, Unity, Rhino 3D, Mad Mapper, R Studio, Raspberry Pi