Group 29

The Paseo Prototyping Advisory Group is a multidisciplinary team dedicated to student success at San José State University through the design, planning, and execution of the Paseo Public Prototyping Challenge. Faculty also serve as mentors to students in the Paseo Challenge.

Gary Craig Hobbs
Director, Associate Professor
Digital Media Art

Associate Professor Hobbs is the Director and Founder of the Paseo Public Prototyping Challenge at San José State University. Hobbs co-founded the Intel Rapid Prototyping Challenge (RPC) and leads art, innovation and technology initiatives on behalf of the College of Humanities and the Arts at SJSU. His research interests include computer vision, natural user interfaces, constructionist learning and multidisciplinary collaboration across the arts and humanities, sciences and engineering.

Susanna Khavul
Lucas College of Business and Graduate School of Management PASEO Faculty Lead

Professor Khavul’s award winning research and teaching bridges thought and practice at the intersection of innovation, entrepreneurship, and finance.

Dan Nathan-Roberts, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Industrial and Systems Engineering

Assistant Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering working with industry and government to research, build and train the future of health using Innovation Research, User Centered Design, and Human Factors.

Noah Friedman-Biglin

Noah’s research interests are primarily in the philosophies of logic, mathematics, and the history of analytic philosophy, and in particular the development of philosophy of logic and mathematics in the 1920s and 1930s.

Steve Durie
Digital Media Art

Steve Durie is an public artist, producer, designer and faculty member of the Digital Media Art program in the CADRE Media Lab at San José State University where he teaches physical computing, robotics and programming.

Mel Day,
Interdisciplinary Artist

Mel Day is an interdisciplinary artist currently teaching visual thinking and professional practice at San José State University. Day works across a range of media and conceptual strategies including video, new media, experimental design and open innovation, photography, performance, curatorial and participatory projects. Day’s recent work explores the role of communal singing in civic engagement, deepening dialogue among potentially insular groups.

Josue Cruz
Graphic Designer

Josue Cruz is a Graphic Designer and Illustrator currently completing his BFA at San José State University. Josue created the amazing graphic artwork for the Paseo Prototyping Challenge and Festival featured on our website, t-shirts, and printed materials. You can follow Josue’s work at

Josh Nelson
Assistant Professor
Industrial Design

Josh Nelson an educator and a designer at San Jose State University. Josh is interested in investigating how interactions between people and technology transform experiences and connect us — especially in improving experiences for patients in healthcare by implementing a patient-centered design approach to innovations in this area.