John Luna, MFA
Nationwide Children's Hospital
John Luna, MFA, is an Interactive Media Designer and Developer and Manager of the Design & Technology team at Nationwide Children's Hospital (NCH) in Columbus, Ohio. He holds an MFA from Ohio State University (OSU), where his research generated new knowledge through design, practice as research, and teaching at the interdisciplinary nexus of interactive technology, game design, and expressive human movement (aka Dance). During his time at OSU, John spent countless hours working, collaborating and studying with the incredible faculty, staff and students at OSU’s prestigious Advanced Computing Center for the Arts and Design (ACCAD).
Over the last seven years, John has been a lead designer and developer on a broad range of interactive media applications that have helped researchers and clinicians innovate their practices. The application of the work has been: interventions, communication tools, exposure therapies, patient and provider education, and research tools ("My favorite is definitely this funny little bean character that helps kids describe their bowel movements"). John has also co-authored a number of publications in the digital health space (JMIR, JAMIA, ACM SIGGRAPH, etc.).