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John Feland

The Nueva School
I-Lab Engineer
Dr. John Feland is a teacher in the Nueva I-Lab and an award-winning design thinker. He teaches courses in design, entrepreneurship, and engineering. Before coming to Nueva he ran Argus Insights, where his team integrated information gathered from online conversations across a wealth of communications sources — social media channels, article comments, customer reviews, and other data points — to accurately predict consumer behavior and oncoming trends. John has degrees from MIT and Stanford in mechanical engineering and design innovation. A former IDEO designer, he taught the first class in the Stanford d.school and won a Red Dot Design Concept Award for the first working multitouch smart phone prototype. John has worked on the design of a wide array of products and services ranging from surveillance satellites (Air Force) and touch-sensitive smart phones (Synaptics) to predictive algorithms (Argus Insights). Adept in presenting in the boardroom, orchestrating a brainstorm, crafting in the machine shop, or hacking at the keyboard, John has a knack for anticipating and architecting what is next.