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Lisa Strausfeld

Interaction designer Lisa Strausfeld is an expert at visualizing information, whose trailblazing work lies at the intersection of physical and virtual space. As a partner at Pentagram, she specializes in digital information-design projects ranging from software prototypes and Web sites to interpretive displays and large-scale media installations for a range of civic, cultural, and corporate clients. Strausfeld has received numerous International Design Excellence Awards, including one for her design of Sugar, the graphical user interface for One Laptop per Child’s low-cost laptops for children in developing countries. Her design work has been published widely, and Strausfeld holds four patents relating to user interfaces and information search and retrieval.

Sugar user interface for One Laptop per Child, 2007. Designed with Christian Marc Schmidt, Takaaki Okada, Eben Eliason, Walter Bender, Marco Pesenti Gritti, Christopher Blizzard. Photo: One Laptop per Child

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