Emily Stover is a multidisciplinary designer with over 10 years of experience solving problems using human-centered design. She believes that design has the power to create more equitable and adaptive communities and is passionate about increasing access to human-centered tools and methods for people working hard to make a difference.
As a lecturer at the University of Minnesota College of Design, Emily teaches creative problem-solving and innovation practices, with a focus on community co-design and human-centered system change. In her role as a researcher at the Minnesota Design Center, she has helped communities and organizations across Minnesota become more innovative and empathy-driven. Past partners include Hennepin County, the Minnesota Department for Employment and Economic Development, UMN’s Rural Sustainable Development Program, and the Minnesota Department of Human Services.
Emily has a bachelor of science in architecture from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a master’s of landscape architecture, and minors in studio art and metropolitan design from the University of Minnesota. She is a co-founder of the civic design studio Plus/And.
Emily teaches Human Centered Design for the College of Continuing and Professional Studies.