Sina Mossayeb is a Senior Systems Designer at IDEO with a focus on organizational and social impact. Bringing an interdisciplinary outlook from the social sciences through a human centered lens, Sina spends lots of time looking at the bigger picture and casting smaller frames to drive change--making connections between key points without losing site of the context and ecosystem in which ideas, services, and products live. Sina's focus on social networks and collective behavior within various organization types and across an array of industries brings a cross-pollinating element to his innovation design work, specifically when it comes to solving organizational and systems opportunities.
Prior to IDEO, Sina worked as a director of innovation, researcher and university lecturer, and practitioner across the education, development, and government sector. He received a B.A. from UCLA and a Ph.D at Columbia University.
Industry Expertise (3)
Columbia University: Ph.d., Comparative & International Education / Sociology 2010
UCLA: BA 2001
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Sample Talks (4)
Design Thinking for Impact
Anyone can draw on the methods in design thinking to help solve complex problems. From analogous examples to identifying human centered needs. Creativity and design thinking can have a big impact on any industry. Find out how.
Design a Movement
We can learn a lot about designing a movement from all the literature out there on social movements, but also from our understanding of brands. Learn how to design your own movement, whether it's social or informational.
A Point of Belief
Everyone talks about the importance of having a clear point of view. But points of view change. What really matters more is your point of belief.
Design Thinking in Education
How can methods from design thinking enrich approaching challenges at all levels of education.
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