Michelle Ha Tucker is Director of Design at Sidewalk Labs. Originally trained as an architect, she aims to develop the practice at the intersection of public sector innovation, urban design, and technology. She most recently led the design team at Flux.io, a software startup incubated inside of Google[x] that helps architects design and build more efficiently.
Prior to Flux, Michelle was a director at IDEO, guiding user-centered design teams and establishing a public sector portfolio of work in the Chicago office. Her clients have included the Chicago Public Libraries, American Express, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the TSA.
She is actively involved in arts and design education–she’s served on the board of the Hyde Park Art Center and spent a year reimagining design curriculum at RISD. She holds a Master of Architecture from Harvard and degrees in Architecture and Management from MIT. Originally from the Bay Area, she’s excited to explore all that NYC and Toronto has to offer with her husband and young daughter.