Colin Twitchell is the founding director of the Hampshire College Lemelson Center and teaches about applied design, invention, and entrepreneurship in the School for Interdisciplinary Arts at Hampshire College.
Colin graduated from Hampshire in 1986 where he studied primarily mechanical design and exercise physiology. Over the past 20 years he has been involved in the field of assistive technology. During this time he has worked for the Massachusetts Adaptive Design Services, the Institute on Applied Technology at Boston Children's Hospital, and created the adaptation techniques and instructional methodology used by the American Canoe Association's Adaptive Paddling Certification Program.
In 1993, he founded ErgoSport, a company focused on custom and production adaptive recreational equipment. Additionally, Twitchell has designed and built a human powered aircraft, been involved with the start up of several businesses, and worked with international organizations on the development of adaptive equipment.
Recent and Upcoming Courses
IA-0246: Air, Gas and Vapors for Designers and Artists (Spring 2014)
IA-0262: Creative Reuse: Tinkering meets Repurposing (Fall 2013)
IA-0262: Creative Reuse: Tinkering meets Repurposing (Spring 2013)
IA-0220: Think Globally, Design Locally (Fall 2012)