Jane Pirone

Jane Pirone is an Associate Professor of Design Ecologies and Dean of the School of Design Strategies at Parsons School of Design. Her research focuses on methods of interdisciplinary, participatory and collaborative practice through projects that leverage the creative and critical use of new technologies, design, media, strategy and entrepreneurial approaches, while prioritizing advocacy, activism, and social and environmental justice.


Jane has been the founding member of the Datamyne Project (MYNE), the Urban Research Toolkit (URT) and the urbanBIKE initiative. She served as Director of the Communication Design program from 2006 - 2011. Jane was the founder/creative director of Not For Tourists, drummergirl.com, and the award winning design firm, Happy Mazza Media, working with clients such as Nickelodeon, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, IBM, and the Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center.