Thomas Wendt is a New York City based design strategy and research consultant, educator, speaker, and author.
His book, Design for Dasein, deals with the relationship between experience design and phenomenology (in short, the study of human experience). It argues that the evolution of experience design can benefit from adopting a phenomenological perspective, and similarly, modern phenomenology can benefit from adopting a design perspective.
Client work includes strategic consulting, internal training, and qualitative research projects for companies of all sizes, including American Express, Columbia University, DIRECTV, Capital One, Under Armour, IBM, General Assembly, Smith+Beta, and a number of agencies and startups.
Thomas teaches, writes, and speaks on a variety of topics including philosophy and design, information architecture, lean process and theory, design research, and design thinking. His presentations have been delivered across the United States, Europe, and the UK. His articles have been published in both academic journals and practitioner publications.