How can designers play a part in creating meaningful change for people in New York City? The connection between organizations involved in social good and designers should be stronger and clearer.
Hyphen Lab connects organizations not familiar with design methods with new designers who want to work with socially motivated companies. This 10-week alternative internship program in New York City has two major components: connecting and learning. Through the program, companies will get design help they need and learn to appreciate the human-centered design process. Designers will get meaningful portfolio work and learn how to lead the human-centered design process. Hyphen Lab can extend beyond New York City to help change the perception of design amongst organizations and thus empower organizations and designers to create greater impact together.