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Hello, I’m Matt Adams

Portfolio Director, IDEO Palo Alto

I get excited about combining the right technologies with a design vision to create a product that can go to market. Day to day, I lead teams of designers and engineers on some of IDEO's largest and most complex product development projects.

What you won't learn from my bio:
I'm a (retired) foster parent, with five daughters we've brought up speaking Spanish.

Joined IDEO:

Full Bio

Matt Adams is a portfolio director at IDEO’s Palo Alto office. At IDEO, Matt focuses on helping organizations bring products to the world that fuse great hardware and software design in a human-centered way.

Since joining IDEO in 2000, Matt has led some of IDEO’s gnarliest and most complex projects, led a joint design studio staffed by IDEO and client designers, designed products as a product design engineer, and helped launch production as a manufacturing liaison.

He is currently leading the design & engineering teams collaborating with LA County to design their new voting system.

Prior to IDEO, Matt studied Manufacturing Engineering at Brigham Young University.