Danny Rankin is a designer & educator at the University of Colorado Boulder ATLAS Institute. His work explores subversive graphic design, material fabrication, game design, hardware hacking, sustainable agriculture, and large-scale installation art. He co-directs the ATLAS Whaaat!? Lab, a space for experimental game & interaction design, and is a mentor in the BTU (Blow Things Up) Lab. His cooperative card game Ravine was one of the most popular card game Kickstarters of 2017. He lives in Lafayette, Colorado with his wife and two sons.


Imagine 2019 speaker Danny Rankin shares his thoughts with TEDxMileHigh on asking strong “why” questions, human-centered design, and caring about the mundane. Find out what advice Danny lives by and how you can support his big idea. 

Get to Know Danny

Ravine: A strategic and cooperative survival card game

You and your friends survived the plane crash, but will you survive the night? Work together to forage for food, craft a fire, and build shelters, but be wary: every step you take in the ravine could be one step closer to madness.

Ravine was one of the most popular card game Kickstarters of 2017, and raised over $315,000. Learn more here.

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