Noah Posner

Research Scientist
Lab Manager, Interactive Product Design Lab (IPDL), School of Industrial Design
Researcher, IMAGINE Lab, Center for Spatial Planning Analytics and Visualization

Noah Posner is a research scientist with the IMAGINE Lab and lab manager of the Interactive Product Design Lab (IPDL). His focus is on creating interactive experiences that leverage physical interaction. As manager of the IPDL he maintains the space as a research and teaching lab. He leads IPDL internal projects and assists students as they learn to incorporate sensing and interaction into their designs. In addition he teaches physical prototyping in the Human-Computer Interaction program.

He holds a B.S. in Industrial Design and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, as well as an M.S. in Human-Computer Interaction.


Georgia Institute of Technology

  • Masters of Science Human Computer Interaction - Interactive Computing - (2016-2018)
  • Bachelors of Science Industrial Design - GPA: 3.63 Highest Honors- (2007-2013)
  • Bachelors of Science Mechanical Engineering- GPA 3.63 Highest Honors - (2007-2013)

Recent Experience

Research Scientist 1, Georgia Tech, IMAGINE Lab, (2014-Present)

  • Design and fabricate digital and physical systems to collect‭, ‬visualize and manipulate spatial data for urban planning.‬
  • Design‭, ‬prototyping‭, ‬and iteration of tangible interfaces and interfaces for mobile apps‭, ‬VR and AR‭. ‬
  • Responsible for in-house manufacturing. ‬Build projects include 100+‭ ‬ibeacons‭, compact weather sensor, ‬drone photogrammetry for visualizing campus in 2020‭, ‬interactive sandbox for gorilla data visualization increased interaction among students in Rwanda‭.‬
  • Pilot‭, ‬maintain and repair UAVs for aerial photography‭, ‬videography and photogrammetry‭.‬
  • Supervise train and manage design direction for students in builds of prototypes, ‬brainstorming, ‬and interfaces. ‬
  • Manage the upkeep and day to day operation of the Interactive Product Design Lab (IPDL) In the School of Industrial Design
    Lead the IPDL Research group
    Direct and advise ongoing lab projects related to research and design competitions
    Assist students and professors with the creation of products which incorporate electronics
  • Awarded a Research Teaching Fellowship to create and teach
    ID 3803‭ ‬Modeling Making ‬&‭ ‬Rapid Prototyping in the School of Industrial Design
    CS 8803 Physical Prototyping for HCI in the School of Interactive Computing

HMI Intern, Ford Motor Company, Product Development (Summer

  • Design and fabricate a table top buck for demonstrating, testing, and developing cluster and steering wheel interaction.
  • Collaborate with designers to create physical prototypes of possible future interactions inside the automobile‭. ‬

Interactive Product Design Lab, Georgia Tech, Industrial Des

  • Guided and instructed student use of Lego Mindstorms‭, ‬Arduino‭, ‬RFID‭, ‬basic electronics and circuit board assembly‭.‬
  • Developed component database tracking system‭ (‬SEED‭) ‬used in the lab for project and tool management‭.‬