Hello!

Who we are:

Better World by Design is a student-led initiative at Brown University and Rhode Island School of Design that celebrates interdisciplinary collaboration between designers, educators, innovators, and learners. We envision a world where design-thinking is accessible to everyone in order to catalyze positive change on a local and global scale.

Committee of 2018:

Co-Chairs:


Kat
Chai

Brown 2020


Kat
Chavez

Brown 2019


Javi
Syquia

Brown|RISD 2021

Content:


Priscilla
Arevalo

Brown 2018


Francesca
Gallo

Brown 2019


Emilia
Mann

Brown|RISD 2021


Nicholas
Tomlin

Brown 2019


Emilio
Vides-Curnen

Brown 2019

Community Engagement:


Anzia
Anderson

Brown 2019


Arjun
Shah

RISD 2021


Tina
Yang

Brown 2020

 

Branding:


Lorraine
Li

RISD 2020


Niya
Sun

RISD 2020

 

Finance:


Briana
Das

Brown 2021


Tristan
Harris

Brown 2020


Rachel
Risoleo

Brown 2019

 

Operations and Sustainability:


Sammy
Randall

Brown 2020


Erica
Silver

RISD 2020

 

Public Relations:


Jeremy
Leary

Brown 2020


Elaine
Lu

RISD 2019


Nat Orlando
Figeroa

Brown 2019

 

Social Events:


Reet
Agrawal

Brown 2021


Ruthie
Ashinne

Brown 2021

 

Web:


Cecilia
Berriz

Brown 2019


Xuefei
Yang

RISD 2019

 

Our history:

In 2008, Sharon Langevin (Brown ’09), Steve Daniels (Brown ’09), Tino Chow (RISD ’09) and Mike Eng (RISD ’09) founded Better World by Design to merge their fields and solve social problems from a holistic perspective. Over the years, Better World by Design has expanded its reach while fostering a close partnership between Brown, RISD, and the Providence community.

Our alumni:

Our alums have gone off to do amazing things in amazing places. Our previous leaders and pioneers are listed below. If we’re lucky, we’ll even get to catch up with them at our conference.


Callie Clayton , Caroline Turner , Clare Jessey , Daniela Longoria , Eitan Boiarsky , Indhu Solayappan , JD Tan, Lucie Fleming, Maddie Forbes , Mandi Cai , Maria Russo , May Kodama , Phoebe Gallo , Taryn Oshiro-Wachi , Zoë Ene , Isabella Giancarlo, Isaac Blackensmith , Joanna Zhang, Katharine Li, Lily Matthews, Mark Towill, Matt Severson, Mike Eng, Minsoo Thigpen, Raaj Parekh, Sharon Langevin, Sophia Yang, Steve Daniels, Tim Dingman, Tino Chow, Veronica Clarkson, Willem Van Lancker, Yan Liang

Past conference themes:

2017

2016

2015

Access

2014

Wayfinding

2013

Pause & Effect

 

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