Cassini Nazir, an assistant professor of interaction design at UT Dallas, has been appointed as Director of Design and Research for the ArtSciLab in the Arts and Technology program.
At UT Dallas, Cassini teaches classes in interaction design, web design and design principles. He is also academic head for the burgeoning Interaction Design track in the Arts and Technology program.
With Roger Malina, executive editor of the Leonardo journal, Cassini is currently managing Creative Disturbance, an international, multilingual network and podcast platform supporting collaboration among the arts, science, and technology communities.
In recent years, Cassini has worked closely with Big Design Conference founder Brian Sullivan to create opportunities for UT Dallas students to help organize the yearly conference that brings in over 1,000 design professionals from across the nation.
Over the past 17 years, Cassini has designed print pieces, logos, websites, and interactive experiences for mobile, tablet and desktop devices. Cassini holds an MFA from UT Dallas’ Arts and Technology Program and bachelors degrees in English literature and Economics.