Andrea Small

Teaching fellow

Prototyping, in any variation. You can prototype a business model, a presentation, a product, an experience... When questions become circular, or it’s hard to communicate what you mean, “try it, make it” moves your ideas from inside to outside. Building and sharing accelerates the design process like nothing else can.
— Andrea Small (on her favorite design method)

Andrea Small is a product designer, design strategist and researcher focused on human-centered design. Her passion is to answer the "why" and "how" behind design, creating brands, products and experiences that help people and companies take leaps forward. Andrea joins the d.school from fuseproject, an award-winning industrial design and branding firm founded in 1999 by Yves Béhar.

As Strategy Lead at fuseproject, Andrea led strategic efforts for non-profits, start-ups and Fortune 500 companies, including Nivea, Starbucks, British Gas, GE, Herman Miller and Samsung. She recently led fuseproject’s work with Nike Foundation, developing and prototyping physical assets with girls in Rwanda, and creating Spring.org, a start-up accelerator in East Africa that supports businesses whose products and service could transform the lives of adolescent girls.

During her year as a d.school Teaching Fellow, Andrea is looking forward to translating her professional experience into coaching and teaching experiences that help people love design as much as she does—while exploring the different ways design might be taught. You can find Andrea on Twitter on @dresmall.

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