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  • Lee-Sean Huang

    Part-time Assistant Professor

    Email
    leesean@newschool.edu

    Office Location
    A - 66 West 12th Street

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    Lee-Sean Huang

    Profile

    Lee-Sean Huang is a Taiwanese American design practitioner, educator, and community builder based in Providence and New York City. He splits his time between serving as the Director of Design Content and Learning at AIGA, the largest professional association for design in the United States, teaching at the Parsons School of Design and the School of Visual Arts, and running Foossa, the service design and strategy consultancy that he co-founded. He previously founded the design practice at Purpose, a consultancy that builds and supports movements to advance the fight for an open, just, and habitable world.

    Lee-Sean’s interests lie at the intersection between design and democracy. He has collaborated with a range of organizations ranging from startups and local non-profits to Fortune 500 corporations, governments, and the United Nations to explore the role of participation and play in designing the future of education, work, health, and civic engagement.

    In addition to a bachelor's degree in Government from Harvard, Lee-Sean holds a masters degree from ITP, the Interactive Telecommunications Program at New York University. He serves as a board member of the Japan Exchange and Teaching Alumni Association of New York and the Desmond Tutu Peace Foundation and is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA). He previously served as a founding trustee of the Awesome Foundation New York. In his free time, he plays and piano and ukulele. His collection of street photography, Look at the Beautiful, was released in late 2021. 


    Degrees Held

    Bachelors of Arts, Government, Harvard University

    Master of Professional Studies, Interactive Telecommunications, New York University

     


    Research Interests

    Social Innovation, Design Strategy, Design Thinking, Storytelling, Futures Studies


    Current Courses

    New Design Firms
    APDM 5130, Fall 2022

    Projects Studio 1
    PGTD 5100, Fall 2022

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