DSI Grace Kwon (‘20) on Finding Purpose in Design

Miya Osaki is the chair of the Design For Social Innovation MFA program at School of Visual Arts. In addition, Miya is the founding partner at Diagram a New York-based, women- and minority-owned healthcare design studio. Miya brings her skills in interaction design, human-centered research, storytelling, and behavior design to create experiences aiming to better outcomes and enable patients to better improve their health, wellbeing, care, and quality of life. She is also the co-host of the podcast, Yah, No, focused on the intersection of design, business, and healthcare. Prior to Diagram, Miya served as Director of Experience Design at Johnson & Johnson’s Global Strategic Design Office creating innovative solutions chronic conditions such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease and chronic pain. She is a pioneer recipient of the DesignMatters Fellowship at Art Center College of Design where she collaborated with the UNICEF Innovation Team. A west-coast native, Miya currently lives in Brooklyn, NY.

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