• Experience Design
  • Design Strategy
  • Health + Emerging Tech


Scott Ichikawa is a Lecturer in the Information School + MHCI+D at the University of Washington. Scott has over 18 years of experience as a product design + strategy consultant. As a consultant, he has contributed his expertise to a wide range of projects including mapping and prototyping future Internet of Things scenarios, defining the UI/UX for medical robotics technology, building core experiences and UX standards for AR/VR and designing applications for both patients and medical providers that foster better health outcomes. Scott was formerly a Design Director at Artefact where he led multi-disciplinary teams of UX designers, visual designers, industrial designers, software engineers, and design researchers and strategists. He also led projects at Teague’s Seattle Innovation Studio and LitFuse (a studio that he co-founded in 2004). His diverse experience has also led him into designing for the built environment where he worked on the wayfinding for the University of Washington and Google Kirkland campuses.


  • MDes, Interaction Design, University of Washington, 2015
  • BA, Graphic Design, Art Education, Western Washington University, 2001


  • 2019 Good Design Award Gold - Intuitive Surgical, ION, 2019
  • IDSA Gold - Intuitive Surgical, ION, 2019
  • Certificate of Typographic Excellence, Type Directors Club - Studio Matthews, Google Wayfinding, 2017
  • Core77 Design Award - Studio Matthews, Google Wayfinding, 2017
  • SEGD Honor Award - Studio Matthews, Google Wayfinding, 2017