February 10, 2019

Social x Design

SocialxDesign conference
SocialxDesign conference
SocialxDesign conference
SocialxDesign conference
SocialxDesign conference
SocialxDesign conference
SocialxDesign conference
SocialxDesign conference
SocialxDesign conference
SocialxDesign conference
SocialxDesign conference
SocialxDesign conference
SocialxDesign conference
SocialxDesign conference
SocialxDesign conference
SocialxDesign conference
SocialxDesign conference
SocialxDesign conference
SocialxDesign conference
SocialxDesign conference
SocialxDesign conference
SocialxDesign conference
SocialxDesign conference
SocialxDesign conference
SocialxDesign conference
SocialxDesign conference
SocialxDesign conference

We are more connected than ever before — but are we moving toward one another, or retreating inward? This February, xDesign will convene a community of social animals. We’ll explore the ways design shapes how we relate in heart, in mind, and in body. And we don’t expect clear-cut answers.In heart, how do our networked lives drive connection and disconnection?In mind, how does ever-increasing intelligence drive trust and mistrust? In body, how do redefined spaces create new forms of assembly and disassembly? Let’s get social — by design.

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


Co-chairs

  • Nicki Adler, GSD/SEAS
  • Ginny Miller, HBS
  • Eamon O'Connor, GSD/HKS

Conference Team

  • Mariah Barber, GSD
  • John Bracaglia, HBS
  • Romy El Sayah, GSD
  • Jenny Fan, GSD/SEAS
  • Vladimir Gintoff, GSD
  • Sara Ho, HBS
  • Ananya Kanaiya, HBS
  • Sarah Kunka, HBS
  • Tian Wei Li, GSD
  • Phoebe Lin, GSD
  • Nicolas Ouejian, GSD
  • Cody Pan, GSD
  • Liz Sparkman, HBS
  • Lily Wang, HBS
  • Zhaodi Wang, GSD

Branding and Design

Jenny Fan

Speakers

Dis(Assembly)

  • Bas Van de Poel, IKEA Space10
  • Nigel Jacobs, MONUM
  • Harley Dubois, Burning Man
  • Andrew Lee, Equinox
  • Manish Vora, Museum of Ice Cream
  • Moderated by Courtney Sharpe, City of Boston

(Dis)Connection

  • Alda Ly, Alda Ly Studios
  • Matt Brooks, Sofar Sounds
  • Lillian Tong, Matter-Mind Studio
  • Paty Rios, Happy Cities
  • Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya, Murdomo Institute and Independent Scientist/Artist
  • Moderated by John Peterson, Loeb Fellow at Harvard GSD

Dis(Trust)

  • Emily MacDonald, Airbnb
  • Steven Pham, Grindr
  • Carolyn Witte, Tia
  • Ling Fan, Tezign
  • Johan Liedgren, Independent Filmmaker
  • Blaise Aguera y Arcas, Google
  • Moderated by Joanne Cheung, IDEO CoLab