Researcher/Assistant Professor of Design
CITRIS and the Banatao Institute
UC Berkeley|California College of the Arts
James Pierce is an Assistant Professor of Design at California College of the Arts and a researcher at the UC Berkeley CITRIS and Banatao institute. Pierce's interdisciplinary research practice combine methods from design, engineering, social sciences, art, and the humanities. As a design researcher, he practices and reflects upon design as a mode of inquiry, critical engagement, and speculative exploration. Pierce has longstanding research interests in speculative design, design theory, sustainable design, and everyday social practices. His current research investigates issues of privacy, cybersecurity, trust, and fairness with emerging interactive, connected, and artificially intelligent technologies.