Bio: Dean Dijour is an undergraduate creative technologist. Most notably, Dean pitched his company, Collarator, to judges on the new show "America's Greatest Makers", after working for months with Intel and UC Berkeley to create the CollaRadar, a device which not only tracks pets, but also stops them from running away.
Dean is a New Jersey certified Emergency Medical Technician and a former volunteer at the Morganville Volunteer First Aid Squad. Dean is Head of the Innovation Team for TEDxCMU, a rapid prototyping and experience design arm of the independent TED chapter at Carnegie Mellon University. His team creates engaging experiences for audiences, and software tools to help event organizers. Seeing other makers’ creations inspires Dean. For him, observing others improving the world with ideas drives him to push his own ideas.
Dean studies interaction design, information systems, and game design at Carnegie Mellon School University, and will graduate in Spring of 2020.