February 23-24, 2018

Influence x Design

InfluencexDesign conference
InfluencexDesign conference
InfluencexDesign conference
InfluencexDesign conference
InfluencexDesign conference
InfluencexDesign conference
InfluencexDesign conference
InfluencexDesign conference
InfluencexDesign conference
InfluencexDesign conference

To design is to influence the experience of individuals, the fabric of communities, the structure of organizations, and the dynamics of systems. At the sixth-annual HarvardxDesign conference, we will convene today’s leading thinkers and doers to explore design’s influence across these four scales.

Sponsored by J.W. Kaempfer, Jr. (MBA ‘71), Cognizant, Harpoon Brewery, and McKinsey


Co-chairs

  • Joanne Cheung, GSD
  • Mubashara Khalid, HBS
  • Darsh Maheshwari, HBS
  • Eamon O'Connor, GSD/HKS

Conference Team

  • Nicki Adler, GSD/SEAS
  • Caroline Chao, GSD
  • Jenny Fan, GSD/SEAS
  • Jessica Kim, College
  • Ryu Matsuzaki, HBS
  • Ginny Miller, HBS
  • Nicolas Ouejian, GSD
  • Ben Sadkowski, GSD
  • Carolyn Yi, GSD
  • George Zhang, GSD

Branding and Design

Jenny Fan, Jacob Waites, Hayley Powers

Speakers

Opening Keynote (Friday)

Sairah Ashman & Cynthia Pratomo, Wolff Olins

Individuals

  • Ida Benedetto, SYPartners
  • Louis Marino, Cognizant
  • Shannon O'Malley, BEworks
  • Emily Segal, Nemesis Global
  • Moderated by Christine Mungai, Africapedia and Nieman Foundation

Communities

  • Louise Bernard, Obama Foundation
  • Bryan C. Lee, Colloqate Design
  • Stephanie Pereira, Imprint Projects
  • Kathleen Talbot, Reformation
  • Moderated by John Peterson, Loeb Fellow at the Harvard Graduate School of Design

Organizations

  • Celika Caldwell, AARP
  • Melissa Dalrymple, McKinsey Design
  • Josh Emig, WeWork
  • Charles Gildehaus, BCG Digital Ventures
  • Moderated by Heather Boesch, IDEO

Systems

  • Ashleigh Axios, Automattic
  • Zachary McCune, Wikimedia Foundation
  • Allison Parrish, New York University
  • Moderated by Emily Dreyfuss, Wired, Nieman Foundation, Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society

Closing Keynote

Bret Victor, Dynamicland