Jay Margalus is a computer scientist and designer focused on game and product design. He is the Faculty Director of Innovation at DePaul University’s Idea Realization Lab(s), and a Professional Lecturer and Director of Industrial Design in the School of Design in the Jarvis College of Computing and Digital Media. Margalus concurrently runs Spacelab NFP, a non-profit makerspace, and Margalus, LLC, a design studio that develops toys and game platforms.

His work has been featured on outlets from the Chicago Tribune to NPR, and he has given keynote talks for organizations ranging from Chicago Public Schools' Googlepalooza to the American Medical Association's ChangeMedEd.

Margalus holds an MS with distinction in Human-Computer Interaction from DePaul University and a BS in Political Science from North Central College.


Email: jmargal@cdm.depaul.edu



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