Professor Gomes is the coordinator of the Design Center for Global Needs & the Nathan Shapira Design Archive in the School of Design. Member of the Board of Directors of the Institute for Human Centered Design, Boston & the Industrial Designers Society of America. He received his M.F.A. in Design for Developing Countries; M.A. in Architecture, UCLA; & B.F.A. in Industrial Design, Massachusetts College of Art. He was a Fulbright Scholar in Kenya & Coordinator of Design Projects in Developing Countries, ENSCI, Paris.
Professor Gomes' expertise is in Design for Developing Countries (M.F.A.) and in Architectural Building Technology (M.A.). He was a Fulbright Scholar in Nairobi, Kenya and program coordinator of Design Projects in Developing Countries at Les Ateliers, Ecole Nationale Supérieure Création Industrielle in Paris, France. Professor Gomes has lectured extensively and conducted workshops at universities throughout Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the United States.
Design for Aging in Place, Design for the Majority World, Design for Social Innovation, Sustainable Design, Design Thinking, Global Design and Cultural Identity, Social Design, Sustainable Design, Universal Design