Fred Dust works with leaders and change agents to unlock the creative potential of business, government, educational, and philanthropic organizations. A partner at IDEO, the acclaimed international design firm, and a senior leader of IDEO's New York office, Mr. Dust is a leading voice and practitioner of human-centered design and networked innovation. He is particularly invested in the increased overlap between non-profit, philanthropic, government, and private sectors and the new structures to be developed to help these diverse organizations move towards collective impact.
During his tenure at IDEO, Mr. Dust has helped NBC redesign the TODAY show's audience experience on Rockefeller Plaza, guided the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in helping students make smart decisions about paying for college, and collaborated with patients and staff to build innovative service models for the Mayo Clinic and Kaiser Permanente.
Mr. Dust currently serves on IDEO.org's Board of Directors, the Board of Trustees for the Sundance Institute, and the Board of Directors at The New School. He lectures widely on various topics, including design methodology, future trends, and social innovation, and has taught at California College of the Arts and at the University of California, Berkeley School of Environmental Design.