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Colin Twitchell

Design and Innovation for Social Change Instructional Staff

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.


Affiliations
Hampshire College Center for Design
School for Interdisciplinary Arts

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)

 

Contact Us

Colin Twitchell
Design and Innovation for Social Change Instructional Staff
Lemelson Center for Design 105
Mail Code LM
Hampshire College
893 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002
413.559.5705
cstLM@hampshire.edu
 

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