Do Tank brings together an experienced team of design innovators as mentors to guide you along your action-oriented design-thinking process.
Heidi Brant is certified by the Association of Master Trainers in the Facilitation of the LEGO Serious Play method and materials. Prior to facilitating LEGO Serious Play workshops, Heidi worked for the LEGO Group as a creative digital producer and experience strategist, producing innovative content and engaging activities for children and their families. She also leads a small design studio working out of New Lab in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Heidi is a graduate of NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program where her coursework focused on storytelling and geolocation. In addition, she received an MFA in Sculpture from SFAI and a BA in psychology from Brown University.
Anne-Laure Fayard is an Associate Professor in Management in the Department of Technology Management and Innovation at NYU Tandon School of Engineering and an affiliate faculty in the Department of Management and Organizations at NYU Stern School of Business. Anne-Laure is the advisor to Design for America of NYU and the Greenhouse Innovation Space at NYU School of Engineering. She is a qualitative researcher, whose interests include collaboration, communication, culture and space. She is passionate about human-centered design (which she researches, teaches and practices) and social innovation.
Lee-Sean Huang is co-founder and creative director of Foossa. As a designer, innovation strategist, and educator, his work includes: advising the United Nations on the creation of an internal innovation team, helping an international labor union think through the future of organizing in the digital age, collaborating with the European Commission to research and design new interfaces for large-scale civic debate, and co-creating new experiences at the Kigali Genocide Memorial with Rwandan genocide survivors. Lee-Sean is a also part-time lecturer at the Parsons School of Design Strategies and affiliated faculty member at the Parsons DESIS Lab.
Justin Levinson is the Hacker in Chief at Makeshift Magazine, bringing stories and solutions from the economic fringe to life. He believes in making, creativity, and the power of collaboration, and has spent time organizing groups of people to solve big, ugly social problems like legalizing basement apartments and providing infrastructure for India’s off-grid farmers. And because work and play in these spheres tend to blend together, he and a few other devotees founded a public makerspace in New York, Hack Manhattan, where he now serves as president to a colorful and brilliant crew of creators.
Vivian Lo is an Interaction Designer at IDEO New York. A maker at heart, she tackles design challenges with a hands-on approach, and sees prototyping as a means to invite dialogue and inspire design iterations. This extends to her passion in crafting human-centered experiences that intersect the digital and physical realms. Having lived and worked in three continents, she brings a strong sense of cultural sensibility to her design work. While at IDEO, she has worked with clients on digital products and strategies across different medium and industries, ranging from healthcare, financial services, retail, and education. Prior to joining IDEO, her work has focused on developing intuitive analytics tools for financial institutions. This experience has helped her blend systems thinking with her love of craft in the design process. During her downtime, you can find her roaming the streets of New York in search of good food, traveling or crafting her leatherwork.
LaTeisha Moore is a multipotentialite and self-taught product designer, working with startups and social entrepreneurs who want to create a happier world. She is also an alum and project lead of the first Do Tank. Her team's project resulted in a compost kit and community-programmed Zero Food Waste Popup. She is thrilled to support the spring's challenge cohort as a teaching guide throughout the program to make it even more successful. Outside of work and the Do Tank, you may find her collaborating at a hackathon, exploring a CreativeMornings FieldTrip, or in the kitchen recombinating leftovers.
Heidi Sloane is a co-founder of COLAB Cold Brew, leads communication and strategy for The UnSchool and Disrupt Design, and is an independent consultant and collaborator for impact-driven startups. She worked with miLES, a civic startup, from 2013-2016 and helped to develop the Do Tank. Having previously worked with both Lean Startup Machine and Be Social Change, Heidi teaches and consults on lean startup methodology adapted for social innovation. In her spare time, she experiments with cold brew mocktails, works on a poetry vending machine side project, does yoga and tries to wrap her head around the nuances of chilango slang.
Eric Ho is the founder of miLES, a civic startup that open storefronts to possibilities by activating urban neighborhoods for pop-up entrepreneurship. miLES has been creatively using and sharing storefront spaces for a wide range of uses and time-frame to lower the entry barrier for entrepreneurs, creatives and community to use commercial real estate. Started as an online collaboration, Eric has been leading the development of miLES into an innovative practice operating between real estate, design and social entrepreneurship. Eric also teaches at Parsons the New School for Design in the Design and Strategic Management Program.