Stewart Mader is an expert on digital and transportation infrastructure. He helped establish, and chairs, PATH Riders Council for the subway connecting NY & NJ. He created the New York & New Jersey Subway Map, helped design the Hoboken, NJ identity & wayfinding system, and is advocating for an extension of PATH to Newark Airport and a public plaza at Hoboken Terminal.
Mader leads worldwide digital strategy for Fitch Ratings, where he relaunched the company’s digital platforms to highlight its work on economics, infrastructure, and geopolitical risk. He previously led digital strategy at CFA Institute, and wrote Wikipatterns (Wiley, 2008), a handbook for building digital infrastructure based on the principle of patterns and anti-patterns introduced in the iconic urban design book A Pattern Language.
Stories Above New York, his urban photography project, takes viewers on a journey to see New York’s infrastructure from above the city. The project received widespread coverage, including features in CityLab, Cityscape, Curbed, and Gizmodo.
Earlier in his career, Mader led instructional design at Brown University, Emerson College, Long Island University, and University of Hartford. At Brown, his team was one of the first six universities selected by Apple to pilot test podcasting in education. Mader received funding from NASA to produce Skysight, a documentary on the airborne space telescope in a 747 that is helping scientists study the makeup of the universe.