As a co-founder and CEO of LUMA Institute, Chris Pacione leads a highly skilled, multidisciplinary team of practitioners located around the world who are passionate about preparing and equipping organizations to be more innovative. He is a frequent speaker on the topic of design and innovation in the US, Europe, and Asia and is co-author of the book “Innovating for People: Handbook of Human-Centered Design Methods.”
Prior to LUMA Institute, Chris co-founded BodyMedia, Inc., one of the pioneers
in wearable health monitoring, and headed up their experience design and
customer marketing groups. BodyMedia was acquired by Jawbone in 2013.
Chris’s work has been cited in numerous national and international publications including Business Week, The New York Times, Wired Magazine, and Fast Company as well as several popular books about design and innovation including “In the Bubble: Designing in a Complex World” and “The Design of Things to Come: How Ordinary People Create Extraordinary Products.”
Chris also served as an assistant professor in the School of Design at Carnegie Mellon University in the 1990's and was a guest lecturer at Harvard Business School from 2012 to 2016. He holds several IDEA Gold Medal Awards sponsored by Business Week and the Industrial Designers Society of America and has been awarded numerous US and EU patents for his work.