Tibor Balint

Human Centered Design

Tibor Balint is a Principal Human Centered Designer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He explores the roles of second-order cybernetics to create new perspectives, broaden paradigms, and foster design conversations through boundary objects, that may advance technological innovations in society. He probes how designerly and artistic modes of operation may offer demonstrable values to enhance NASA’s capability to innovate beyond its predominantly engineering environment. His current work ranges from UX/UI designs to the formulation of space missions. Tibor earned a PhD from the Royal College of Art, in Innovation Design Engineering, and a second PhD from the University of Warwick in biomechanical engineering. He also holds an MPhil from the University of Exeter, and MSc from the Technical University of Budapest, and a Master of Space Studies degree from the International Space University. He is a member of the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA), and the Committee for the Cultural Utilization of Space (ITACCUS), seeking to promote innovative space utilization through all areas of the arts and humanities.