Emily Herrick, ’16, came to DSI with a clear goal: to design systems to help governments provide better services to citizens. “Social design is a complex practice,” she said. “Social innovation is a complex field. So I think if you are going to get an MFA in social design you need to have a sense…
Last month, DSI Alum and Global Guest Lecture instructor Emily Herrick (‘16) shared her co-design expertise with the Stanford Social Innovation Review in response to the current demands for anti-racist criminal justice reform. In the article, ”Toward Co-Designing a Better Criminal Justice System”, Emily and Caroline Bauer of the Mayor’s Office for Economic Opportunity articulate…
Emily Herrick is a design strategist with a practice grounded in curiosity and context currently working at the Service Design Studio at the Mayor’s Office for Economic Opportunity. She collaborates with city agencies, employing the methods of design research + service design, to improve upon public services with an eye towards inclusivity, accessibility, and delightful user experience. She…
DSI Alum Emily Herrick ’16, service designer at Reboot, joined Tomas Ives, designer and special projects director of the Government of Chile, and Chelsea Mauldin of Public Policy Lab in the fourth episode of the Design for Good webcast series, “The Constitutionary,” on March 17, 2017. The series is a resource for practical information and…
We are living in an age of rapid transformation and rethinking. Now more than ever, people around the world are questioning the way we’ve done things in the past, and have decided to envision a new future. But, in a world that moves fast — where there are no predictable outcomes — how do you define what skills are needed to change the world? There are no set pathways, no determined skill sets.
by Manolo Ampudia and Emily Herrick
“A facilitation method that develops active citizens — giving young adults in NYC the skills to understand how local government affects the wellbeing of their neighborhoods.”
Emily Herrick grew up on the outskirts of Chicago, Illinois and graduated from Illinois State University with double degrees in Graphic Design and Arts Technology, which she paired with a minor in Civic Engagement & Social Responsibility. She started her New York career as an interior book designer at Penguin Random House. Before Random House,…
I love infographics. They are valuable tools in both the public and private sector. But often, through my internet wanderings, I come across an infographic that seems a little off. Instead of helping me consume data in a meaningful way, it leaves me feeling confused.
We’re delighted to share news of three DSI alums from the class of ’15 who join a growing community of DSI alumni driving positive change through social innovation design.
speakers: Ariel Kennan and Team
titles: The Mayor’s Office for Economic Opportunity, NYC
date: April 18th, 2018
subject: Civic Service Design