Matthew Olin is an assistant professor, designer and illustrator located in Duluth, Minnesota. His work has been featured by Wired, Mashable, UnderConsideration and the Washington Post, and it has been recognized internationally. Matthew teaches upper-division Interactive Design courses within the Department of Art and Design at UMD. He focuses on teaching basic and advanced principles of both user-interface and user-experience design while making sure his students have proficient working knowledge of HTML and CSS (foundational web design code). Through his courses, Matthew also focuses on web design processes such as mind mapping, wireframing and prototyping. Matthew's research and creative activity falls into three primary categories: exploring with how far interactive technologies allow us to take ideas, exploring how design and education intersect in the lives of children through books and play, and continuing to work for a variety of clients globally.