David Walczyk is an award winning designer and psychologist with over twenty years of experience within the overlaps of socially responsible design and depth psychology.
He’s a freelancer design strategist and the founder of Shifting Desire a social enterprise that engages psychologically with the creative psyche. That is with the emotional, cognitive, social, and spiritual development of individuals, groups, and organizations within the design community.
David has been a design educator at NYU since 2003 and did some time at Pratt Institute of Art and Design. At Pratt he created the user experience program and co-founded the Cultural Informatics Lab. At NYU he teaches content strategy, design research, design management, design strategy, and usability.
He is particularly interested in how and why design/ers create, contribute to, reconfigure, and sustain, systems and objects that support individuation (encourage awareness and aid actualization) and those that support disindividuation (inhibit awareness and constrain actualization).
David is a member of the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis (NAAP) and AIGA, the professional association for design.