Michelle Ha Tucker leads the public sector portfolio in IDEO’s Chicago studio. She is passionate about using design thinking approaches to transform public services, creating more human-centered cities and communities.
As an architect and urban designer, she focuses on honing IDEO’s space, service, and systems design capabilities. Since joining IDEO, Michelle has authored a design thinking toolkit for librarians; designed a fellowship program for public health leaders; and worked with the TSA to re-think the security checkpoint experience.
Prior to joining IDEO, Michelle served as the Director of Innovation Partnerships at Rhode Island School of Design, where she designed curriculum around new-to-the-world technologies, products, and services. She currently serves on the board of the Hyde Park Art Center, imagining ways to bring low-cost arts education to the south side of Chicago.
Michelle holds a Master in Architecture from Harvard University Graduate School of Design. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Management and a Bachelor of Science degree in Architecture from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.