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Wednesday, February 11 • 3:10pm - 4:00pm
Design in Challenging Governance Contexts

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As designers, we’re doing our best to advance social progress. But often, we find ourselves tinkering around the edges, making—at best—incremental improvements. Is design as a discipline simply not equipped to tackle the daunting challenges currently facing our world? 
Designers have a super power: the power to shape individual behavior. But what if we could shift behavior and mental models in ways that disrupted bigger systems and institutions?
This talk shares reflections from Reboot’s work with governments and civil society actors in Libya, Nigeria, and beyond, to explore what the role of interaction design may be in tackling structural governance challenges. 

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Panthea Lee

Principal & Co-Founder, Reboot
Panthea specializes in the applications of ethnography, design, and technology in advancing inclusive development and accountable governance. She has led initiatives to improve human development outcomes in over 20 countries, including Afghanistan, Indonesia, Libya, and Nigeria. Her experience spans work on public sector reform, democratic transition, civic innovation, human trafficking, education, and financial inclusion. Reboot is a social... Read More →


Wednesday February 11, 2015 3:10pm - 4:00pm
1. YBCA: Theater 701 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94103