Dr. Barry Kudrowitz

Design & Creativity Researcher

Dr. Barry Kudrowitz explores innovation through the intersection of design, humor, and play in everyday life. As an educator and researcher at the University of Minnesota drawing from 19 years of academic research and insights from his recent book, “Sparking Creativity,” his talk delves into how playfulness fosters creativity and problem-solving skills. Barry’s quirky approach to design thinking inspires audiences to embrace curiosity and unconventional ideas. With a background in product design and a passion for immersive experiences, he challenges perceptions of what it means to innovate in a rapidly changing world. Barry received his PhD from MIT studying creativity, humor, and idea generation.