R. Brian Stone is an Associate Professor at The Ohio State University focused in the area of motion design, interaction design, user experience, and information visualization. He is a member of the Visual Communication and Graduate faculty and has served as Graduate Studies Committee Chair and as a member of the University Senate. He is currently an Associate Director in the Center for Enterprise Transformation and Innovation (CETI).
He is a frequent speaker at conferences and universities and has held visiting appointments at the National University of Singapore (NUS), Escola Superior de Desenho Industrial (ESDI) in Brasil, and Universidad Americana Managua, Nicaragua (UAM). He is the author of several articles on the subjects of UX/UI and Motion Design and has presented his research at several international venues. Recently, Professor Stone delivered the keynote address at the XXXII commencement of the Universidad Americana (UAM), Managua, Nicaragua. He served as Master of Ceremonies at the AIGA Educators Conference in Cincinnati and presented on the topic of Interactive Television at UX Week in San Francisco.
He is a founding member of Designers 421, an organization designed to serve as a hub for the engagement of multidisciplinary designers-of-color through social networking, story‐sharing, mentoring and advocacy. He also chronicled the career of America’s first African American automobile designer, McKinley Thompson, in IDSA’s Innovation magazine.
Professor Stone has more than 20 years of teaching experience and was a faculty member at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia prior to coming to OSU in 1999.
Apple Computer has recognized Professor Stone as one of the top educational technology leaders in the US with the Apple Distinguished Educator award. He is also a recipient of the 2002 Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching from The Ohio State University and the 2005 Order of Omega Faculty Recognition Award.