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Arty R.


Assistant Director


Falls Church, VA
Hometown: Washington, DC

Member since:

January 24, 2012


What topics would you like to see covered?

Which "Design Thinking" heuristics would add the most value in the world of policy? What are the biggest differences between the world of products and services, and the world of policy? How might those differences affect the way that design thinking is adapted to a policy settings? What particular challenges will present themselves in this new context that aren't as obvious in the spaces where design thinking has already been deployed?

Why did you join Design Thinking DC?

I'm a product designer trained at the, so I'm excited to see the culture of innovation I saw in the Bay Area make its way to DC (where I grew up). I'd love to be a part of that - since I think there's a lot it has to offer. As someone who's drunk the Kool-Aid right from the source, I also think I'd have a lot to contribute, and I'm excited to see what comes of interactions between a design/engineering type and the more prominent policy-and-business types that my mental model says are more common in DC - radical collaboration is one of my favorite parts of design thinking.


Arty graduated from the Product Design program at Stanford University, where he spent 4 years studying and practicing the Design Thinking framework from the point of view of product and service design. He works as a UI/UX designer for WaPo Labs.

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