About Lara Penin

New York | United States

Lara Penin is a service designer for social innovation. http://www.newschool.edu/desis/

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Lara Penin has been the coordinator of the Service Design Area of Study at the Integrated Design BFA program. She is a co-founder of Parsons DESIS Lab, a multidisciplinary research lab that works at the intersection of strategic and service design, management, and social theory, applied to sustainable practices and social innovation. Lara Penin is a service designer for social innovation. She is a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Transdisciplinary Design at the School of Design Strategies and Director of the Transdisciplinary Design MFA program starting July 2015. She has been the coordinator of the Service Design Area of Study at the Integrated Design BFA program.

Lara’s interest in Service Design

In her work she seeks to explore the power of service design to effect positive social change towards sustainability while bridging the gap between the innovation of design pedagogy and practice to equip designers to play a more transformative role. She is the Principal Investigator of the “Amplifying Creative Communities”. She lectures extensively both nationally and internationally.


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Vol. 5 No. 3

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Beyond the Service Journey

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A Critical Approach To Service Design Education

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