Focus areas: Design, entrepreneurship, innovation, higher education

Adam Royalty is the Designer-in-Residence at Columbia and an Adjunct Assistant Professor at SIPA. Understanding how design can lead to personal and organizational transformation drive Adam's work. His research pursuits focus on how to authentically measure the impact of human centered design. As part of this effort Adam has worked to deepen the creative capacity of organizations across many sectors in over a dozen countries.

Adam believes in learning by doing. In his courses student practice using human centered design to address real challenges. Design methods and mindsets are especially useful for uncovering key insights from stakeholders and rapidly iterating potential solutions.