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  • Andrew Shea

    Assistant Professor of Integrated Design

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    andrewshea@newschool.edu

    Office Location
    L - 2 West 13th Street

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    Andrew Shea

    Profile

    Andrew Shea is an Associate Professor of Integrated Design at Parsons School of Design, where his research has focused on the role that designers play in social innovation projects, place-based design’s role to produce behavior change, and the ethics of artificial intelligence. He is the founding creative director of MANY (manydesign.org), a communication and service design studio that designs physical spaces, collaborative experiences, and platforms to support creative communities and elevate civic, educational, and environmental initiatives. Andrew has written extensively about the evolving field of design for social innovation and his most recent, co-authored book is Design for Social Innovation: Case Studies from Around the World (2021), which marks the first attempt to define the global contours of the cultural, economic, and organizational levers propelling design for social innovation forward today. His other publications include LEAP Dialogues: Career Pathways in Design for Social Innovation (2016), and he authored Designing for Social Change: Strategies for Community-Based Graphic Design (2012). His design and writing has been featured by publications like Fast Company, Slate, Design Observer99 Percent Invisible, Core77, Slate, Print, Entrepreneur Magazine, How, Communication Arts, and Impact Design Hub. Andrew regularly speaks about design at schools, conferences, and at public events like TEDx Transmedia in Rome. He has served as an advisor for various organizations and initiatives like Impact Design Hub and Human Impacts Institute, and on juries for Sappi Ideas That Matter, Design Ignites Change, Archinect, and the Center for Urban Pedagogy. In 2015, he completed the National Arts Strategies’ Creative Community Fellowship. Andrew received his MFA in Graphic Design from Maryland Institute College of Art.

     


    Degrees Held

    MFA, Graphic Design, Maryland Institute College of Art

    BA, Politics & Philosophy, University of Pittsburgh

    BA, Creative Nonfiction Writing, University of Pittsburgh


    Recent Publications

    Design for Social Innovation: Case Studies from Around the World

    LEAP Dialogues: Career Pathways in Design for Social Innovation

    Designing for Social Change: Strategies for Community-Based Graphic Design

    Additional design writing has appeared on Core77, AIGA, Design Observer, Entrepreneur Magazine, GOOD, and Impact Design Hub.


    Research Interests

    • role(s) that designers play in social innovation projects
    • role(s) of place to produce behavior change
    • creativity and ethics of artificial intelligence
    • Community-based design

    Awards And Honors

    Andrew's work has been featured by publications like Fast Company, Slate, Print, How, 99 Percent Invisible, and Communication Arts, among others. 


    Current Courses

    AI, Creativity & SocialJustice
    ULEC 2942, Fall 2023

    Integrated Design Studio 3
    PUIC 3450, Fall 2023

    Past Courses

    Design Writing and Publishing
    PSDS 5705, Spring 2023

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