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  • Lee-Sean Huang

    Part-time Lecturer

    Email
    leesean@newschool.edu

    Office Location
    A - Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall - 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 New York City. He splits his time between running Foossa, the service design and strategy consultancy that he co-founded, teaching at New York University, the Parsons School of Design, and the School of Visual Arts, and serving as the design education manager at AIGA, the largest professional association for design in the United States. He is the host and producer of AIGA's podcast Design Future Now and the Design Future Live Instagram series. 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 and practices capoeira, an Afro-Brazilian martial art disguised as a dance, at the New York Capoeira Center. 

     


    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

    Design Impact:Idea to Concept

    Design Impact:Idea to Concept (Spring 2020)

    Design Thinking Fundamentals (Open Campus)

    Design Thinking Fundamentals (Spring 2020)

    Futures and Foresight (Open Campus)

    Futures and Foresight (Spring 2020)

    New Design Firms

    Social Impact Entrepreneurship (Spring 2020)

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