Gordon-MIT Engineering Leadership Program
Blade is the CEO of StorytellingMachines, a Cambridge MA based software firm helping everyone make short, high-impact movies. Prior to that, Blade was the Chief Designer at Endeca Technologies, a Cambridge MA based search and information access software technology company, where he focused on next-generation Endeca user-experiences.
Blade has worked on the design of a variety of products for the Fortune 500 including search and information access systems, the first clam-shell pagers for Motorola, and hundreds of speech-recognition systems and websites.
Blade also wrote the book on speech-recognition interface design (Addison Wesley, 2003), The Art and Business of Speech Recognition: Creating the Noble Voice and his work and thoughts have been featured in publications including The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and on media including TechTV, NPR, and the BBC.
For the past eight years, Blade has taught course on design thinking, first at Tufts University and now at MIT where he's been teaching for the past three years. Blade and is a frequent guest lecturer at Stanford University and Harvard University, and holds a Bachelors of Science in Human-Factors Engineering from Tufts University and a Master of Science in Engineering and Management from MIT.