Past Member

Alexis Hope

Former Research Assistant
  • Lifelong Kindergarten
  • MAS Affiliated Research Assistants

Hi, I'm Alexis Hope. I am a designer and researcher based at the MIT Media Lab and MIT Center for Civic Media. I also study Industrial & Furniture Design at Massachusetts College of Art & Design and the North Bennet Street School.  In my free time, I play in a band called Calico Beach Party, tinker with electronics, and watch too much Star Trek. 

What I’m up to lately:

My earlier work focused on technology for global health. Prior to joining MIT, I led a project to develop a portable, low-cost ultrasound machine with midwives and radiologists in Kenya, Uganda, and Seattle. I was a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow from 2012 - 2015, focusing on bringing human-centered and participatory research methods to technology design. As part of my commitment to participatory design, I help organize unique hackathons and civic technology workshops around the world.