Design & Social Responsibility Breakfast Talk

As part of The Design of Business | The Business of Design Conference, AIGA Boston is hosting a breakfast talk on Sunday, September 15. To attend this event, you must register for the conference. AIGA members receive 20% off tickets. For discount code, email Tamara(at)

There has been a surge of interest in socially motivated design over the past several years. Designers across several disciplines–graphic design, product design, experience design, architecture, and urban planning–have taken on projects focused largely on underserved communities locally and internationally. Designers already apt at problem-solving have found themselves designing systems and strategies, in addition to physical and digital experiences.

The effects of design decisions are all around us and have an impact one way or another. How do we keep the consequences of design top of mind and design for social impact all the time?

Join AIGA Boston and Design Observer for a conversation about socially responsible design. We are bringing together a group of design leaders who are active in the field of design for social impact to share their experiences and perspectives in a discussion of how we design with equity and social responsibilities in mind.

This event is a part of the AIGA Design for Good initiative which addresses problem-solving and design thinking towards social change.

Astrid Chow, Senior UX Product Design Lead and Strategist at IBM Watson Health
Jay Lee
Assistant Director of Design Construction Openspace at Department of Neighborhood Development, City of Boston
Zeyneb Magavi, Research Director of HEET
Leila Lee Mitchell, Founder & Creative Director, LLM Design

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When & Where
Sun, Sep 15, 2019 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM EDT
MIT: Samberg Conference Center, Chang Building (E52)
50 Memorial Drive
Cambridge, MA 02142