Meet a Net Impact Fellow Introducing Her Community to Human-Centered Design

By: Net Impact staff | June 1, 2017

In this blog series we are profiling our Net Impact Fellows; from impact design to healthy food, our fellows in this year-long leadership development program are working to better their campuses and their communities. Jasmine Wang is an Impact Design Fellow working to introduce her campus community to human-centered design. To achieve this she hosted a day-long introduction to design thinking and helped prototype solutions to community partners.

Meet Jasmine

Why did you first decide to take action around impact design?

I had been involved with social justice work for a few years - my skillset usually centered more around governance and empowerment versus grassroots organizing, but I was still very much in touch with the social systems that surrounded me. I am pursuing a multidisciplinary degree in arts, computer science, and business, and saw that design was a natural intersection of all three concentrations. The most important catalyst for my involvement with the fellowship is that I wanted to utilize my unique academic intersection to empower my peers to see themselves as active designers and engineers, as vocal creators of the world that surrounds each and every one of us at once.

What do you think is the most critical issue facing the world today?

This is a messy question to answer, and one I constantly struggle with, because all issues are intertwined with issues of race, power, and privilege. Ramifications of even the most global issues, such as anthropogenic climate change, disproportionately hurt and impact those with less social and economic privilege. AI, and job automation, is another example that will hurt those who are already working low-pay jobs more seriously. It is absolutely crucial to attract more smart people to work on intractable and serious problems; it’s even more important that we practice conscious empathy and love for our fellow human beings. The current question I’m asking myself is: how do we spread the benefits of exponential technology and lessen the wealth gap while mitigating the potential effects of such human empowerment on the environment?

If you could have dinner with any three people (living or dead), who would they be and why?

Margaret Atwood. She’s been my favourite writer for a long time, not just for her artistry (brilliant though it is) but because she leverages her platform for all sorts of social, political, and environmental advocacy. She’s also Canadian!

Martha Argerich. As a classically trained pianist, I can only hope that one day I’ll have her fire. She’s a brilliant pianist. Hopefully we can squeeze in a master class after dinner.

Leila Janah. She’s doing interesting work with Samasource that raises interesting questions for me about digital inclusion. 

If you were given an extra hour every day, what would you do with it?

I would read! Books teach you practical tools, new conceptual frameworks, and aesthetic appreciation. The cheapest, broadest, and best education costs only a yearly library membership fee.

Learn more about the Net Impact Fellowships, our four cohorts - Impact Design, Criminal Justice, Healthy Food, and Racial Equity - and all of our amazing fellows here.


Margaret Atwood. She's been my most loved author for quite a while, not only for her masterfulness EssayChamp
(splendid however it is) but since she use her stage for a wide range of social, political, and ecological support. She's likewise Canadian!

This is the best post which I have read in recent times, thanks a lot Snapchat Sign In

A great business starting Platform with $1 web hosting and exponential technology and lessen the wealth gap while mitigating the potential effects of such human empowerment.

This is some fine read Jasmine is such an inspiration to all the way she works really tells her will-power and character most people don't have courage to be better in this world, giving Custom Paper Service | PapersArena to people is not an easy job you need have loads of knowledge and creativity to create a perfect content it comes through interest and will, she's a book reader this makes her a genius.

Your assessment of Global Warming/Climate Change being a political football used by the Left is probably correct. I'm now not sure what their last plan on this is, however for the moment it's now not so much climate alternate as human beings control Best-assignment-writing-services-UK

It is interesting to learn about such innovations from trusted sources, I fully trust your site and are grateful for such an interesting article
places to eat near me

This article gives really unique knowledges for me. Thanks admin

Wonderful post!!! Genuinely loved this kind of post. Although I want much more information on like precious subject matter.
five nights at freddy’s 2

This is an untidy inquiry to reply, and one I always battle with, in light of the fact that all issues are entwined with issues of race, power, and benefit. Write my Essay for Me Implications of even the most worldwide issues, for example, anthropogenic environmental change, lopsidedly hurt and effect those with less social and financial benefit. AI, and occupation robotization, is another case that will hurt the individuals who are now working low-pay employments all the more truly.

I like this a lot. It's awesome. As for me it looks great. zoofast


Net Impact staff

Join Now

Popular Impact Articles

Subscribe to the blog

By email