Principal: Design Research & Inclusive Innovation
With a background in sociology and service design, Lauren has a passion for understanding the intersection between social science and co-design for improving public services and systems. Her experience ranges from advocacy and grassroots development for workers’ rights in Central America to service and technology design for accountable governance and healthcare in West Africa.
Prior to joining TACSI, Lauren was a Service Designer for Reboot, where she led research, design, and implementation projects to support international governments, bilateral donors, and NGO’s in building co-design capability and strengthening social accountability.
Fascinated by the potential of intentional, inclusive design to shift strategies for ameliorating inequity, Lauren joins TACSI eager for the opportunity to explore meaningful ways to leverage collaborative design for transformative, empowering systemic change.
Lauren holds an MA in Social Design and an BA in Sociology. Lauren serves as an editorial advisor on the Impact Design Hub and her writing about design ethics and methodologies has been featured in Design and Culture, GOOD.is, Fast.co.exist, and the forthcoming collections: Developing Citizen Designers and The Social Design Reader.