Karine Sarkissian

Karine Sarkissian is a Program Strategist at 3x3 Design, a social innovation consultancy working to build successful and scalable programs, services, and strategies for urban and economic development initiatives. Karine…

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Voices Without Roofs

Voices Without Roofs seeks to answer the question, "how might we help street homeless New Yorkers move into housing?" After extensive interviews with unsheltered homeless New Yorkers frontline outreach workers,…

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OpenIDEO New York Chapter

OpenIDEO.com is an open innovation community for social innovation launched and run by IDEO, an international design and innovation consultancy. Participating to OpenIDEO challenges is a great opportunity to learn…

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Elana Blinder

Elana is a researcher at the Center for Children and Technology at the Education Development Center, where she contributes to the design and evaluation of educational media aimed at improving teacher practice…

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Placemaking Reimagined

Our project started in September 2017 with the idea to address hygiene issues homeless women face during their menstruation period. We eventually found during our research that  there's a much…

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Emma Hoffman

Emma is a senior at NYU Gallatin School of Individualized Study where she is a member of the Dean's Honor Society and is creating an interdisciplinary major she calls, "Urban…

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Michael Niamehr

Michael Niamehr is an electrical engineering undergrad at NYU's Tandon School of Engineering. Michael's interests in social impact and outreach have led him to latch strongly onto Human Centered Deisgn…

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Kathleen Chao

Kathleen is a Design Strategist who is passionate about improving the quality of life through human-centered design. She has graduated with a master's degree in Integrated Digital Media at Tandon…

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