This workshop will discuss the role of design in building participatory movements: large groups of people coming together to create shared civic value. Participants will gain an understanding of “movement design” and walk away with frameworks and heuristics for designing participatory systems and building movements to help them in their own design work or collaborations with designers. The workshop is open to designers of all shapes and stripes, folks who manage or collaborate with designers, as well as non-designers who are simply interested in design as a tool for collective mobilization for social change.
Lee-Sean Huang comes from an interdisciplinary background in design, communications, technology, activism, and art. He is a designer and strategist at Purpose, where he works with non-profits and socially-progressive brands to build movements for social change. His work ranges from campaign strategy to branding and identity to interaction design to multimedia content production.
He has previously worked with a range of non-profits including Avaaz.org, Human Rights Watch, Creative Commons, and the Lower East Side Tenement Museum. He is a trustee of the Awesome Foundation New York, and co-founder of Hepnova Multimedia.
Lee-Sean co-authored the political science debate textbook Freedom Vs. Security: The Struggle For Balance (Central European University Press, 2009). He taught English in Japan for three years as part of the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme and continues to serve the JET community as webmaster of JETAANY.org and JETwit.com.
Lee-Sean holds a BA in Government from Harvard University and a masters degree from the Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) at New York University Tisch School of the Arts.