Hi, my name is Christine Todorovich.
Most people call me Christie.
I'm an interaction designer.
I feel strongly that good design is an exercise in empathic imagination—resulting in products, services and experiences that simultaneously work, delight and challenge.
I tell stories.
I see design as a form of storytelling. Underlying most of my work is the idea that a good story can transform complex tasks, technologies and concepts into accessible and engaging experiences.
I hold an MFA in Design from the California College of the Arts and a BFA from Montana State University.
My graduate work at CCA investigated the disintegrating boundaries between physical objects and digital media. Specifically, I explored ways to create surprising, uncanny and wondrous experiences by leveraging the relationship between these two increasingly convergent forms. The majority of my projects are situated in the museum context—playing on the relationship between the museum object/space and the virtual systems used to facilitate the experience. While at Montana State University, I studied within the Directed Interdisciplinary Studies program, which facilitated a customized curriculum aimed at integrating critical theory, art history and philosophy with a multimedia artistic practice.
I'm from Montana.
I was born and raised thirty miles west of the Continental Divide in Butte, Montana—a mining town once deemed “the richest hill on earth.”
I agree with Sol Lewitt.
“The idea becomes a machine that makes the art.”
—Paragraphs on Conceptual Art
I’m a magic realist.
Read my essay "Magic Inspired by Magic", which argues that design is one of the most compelling agencies of modern magic.
I like museums.
Participate in my project Open Tours—a system for sharing unofficial audio tours and multimedia commentary for museums and other places.
I like sci-fi.
Ted Chiang’s novella Story of Your Life is a current favorite.
I like you.
Let’s be friends, connect, converse.
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