Founding director of the graduate program in Transdisciplinary Design at Parsons The New School for Design. Launched in 2010 and emphasizing collaborative design-led research and a systems-oriented approach to social innovation and service design, the program serves as an academic laboratory in New York City for graduate students seeking to define the next phase of design practice globally. Parsons created the program in Transdisciplinary Design for a new generation of designers who want to address pressing social issues using new ideas, tools, and methods.