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August de los Reyes

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August de los Reyes is the Principal Design Director for Xbox at Microsoft, responsible for designing everything but games. In other words, he has a really cool job. He originally joined Microsoft in 2003 and worked on projects that spanned the company, including MSN, Windows, and Surface. Prior to Microsoft, August lived in the Netherlands, where he led interaction design efforts for Philips Design. He also helped lead design for internationalization of Kodak’s Web site in thirty-two countries. August is a member of the Advanced Studies Program at Harvard University Graduate School of Design, where he received his MDesS with distinction. He also employs his right brain on the West Coast—he is an affiliate faculty member of the Design Division at the University of Washington. August has lectured around the world at institutions that include MIT, University of Toronto, University of Ljubljana, the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, and the University of Southern California. With edX, he now gets to lecture to far corners of the world without actually going anywhere. This is bad for tourism, but great for Xbox fans.

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