Cheryl Heller is an American business strategist and designer. She is the Founding Chair of the first MFA program in Design for Social Innovation at the School of Visual Arts and she also teaches at Centro. In this interview, we talk about her work as an educator and as designer. We talked about foster care and designing for the real world.
This is the third episode of a series that we have planned and conceived with Paulina Cornejo, from CENTRO Diseño, Cine y Televisión. This series is about Social Innovation, and it allows us to dig into what is social innovation for designers, and how design relates to social innovation. For this, we have interviews with people working in design from different disciplines, not only designers. For example, we have previously interviewed Max Matus and Mariana Fulgueiras who are anthropologists closely working with designers. This serie has 5 interviews, and it includes work from Chile, México, the US, and New Zealand.
This interview is part of the lists: Innovación social, Estados Unidos y diseño, Diseño sostenible, Educación en diseño and D&D in English. You can find the lists in our website.