Change by Design: An Evening with Zaid Hassan | SF
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California College of the Arts SF (CCA SF) | 1111 8th St, San Francisco, CA
Submitted by the Event Organizer
The inaugural master’s cohort in Interaction Design at California College of the Arts is proud to welcome Zaid Hassan, who will give a presentation and question and answer session on the subject of social labs and the role of prototyping and design in large-scale social change.
Hassan – an idealistic thinker and pragmatic educator who stands at the vanguard of a movement to revolutionize the worlds of design, education, and philanthropic activism – will address the following and other topics in an informal talk and exchange:
- Key challenges of our time
- How the old ways are being improved upon
- The promise of design tools in the new economy – the tools of agile thinking – to change the world
- The unique contributions that designers bring to the new way of approaching complex challenges
- What we should look out for as designers: our blind spots
Hassan is visiting CCA for the first week in September to collaborate with the Interaction Design Program’s first cohort of graduate students in creating a year-long social lab, in partnership with the African-American Arts and Culture Complex.
About Zaid Hassan
Hassan is the cofounder of Reos Partners, a social innovation consultancy that addresses complex, high-stakes issues around the world, helping teams of stakeholders work together on their toughest challenges.
He has more than a decade of experience in developing strategic responses to complex social challenges, including aboriginal issues, climate change, child malnutrition, employment, energy, financial systems, global food systems, and security issues.
Please note: This event takes place in the Timken Lecture Hall, at the San Francisco Campus of CCA, not at the Oakland campus as was previously posted.
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