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Ariel Kennan

Director of Design & Product, Center for Economic Opportunity, NYC Mayor's Office

New York City

Ariel Kennan draws upon her experience in multidisciplinary design and technology to lead research, concept development, and design, collaborating closely with design teams, vendors, and partners. She has created digital strategy and policy, mobile applications, websites, and media installations with a wide variety of cultural, corporate, and government partners. Her projects have won numerous awards, including the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival Award for Transmedia. Ariel currently serves the New York City Mayor's Office as Director, Design and Product at the Center for Economic Opportunity, where she is improving social service delivery and advancing equity and opportunity for all New Yorkers. She is an alumna of Parsons the New School for Design and has held fellowships with Code for America and the Center for Urban Pedagogy.

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Empathy Jam

Empathy Jam

A user-centered research & design event bringing together NYC residents & government to collaborate on ways to feel connected, supported & excited about creating our city's future.

The Edge of Innovation

The Edge of Innovation

A monthly event series, exploring how innovation has fundamentally changed a specific industry.

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