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Marty Gage

Vice President, Design Research at Lextant: The Human Experience Firm


Marty Gage is Vice President Design Research at Lextant- the human experience firm. Lextant provides research expertise using consumer-led innovation methodologies to Fortune 500 companies. Marty’s Arkansas roots and down-to-earth style may charm you, but don’t let them obscure your view of who he really is, a pioneer in participatory design techniques who studies the human experience all over the world. His innate optimism, curiosity, and tenacity help him think at a level that others don’t and have helped establish him as one of the best in the world at design research.

Marty’s won many design awards, published, and spoken widely on design research. His passion lies in teaching and learning from design and social sciences students and has done so with several, well-acclaimed design and liberal arts schools. He has also served on the Business Week-sponsored Industrial Design Excellence Awards jury, evaluating the research entries in particular.

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