Lisa Peña

Instructor, The Design School @ ASU

“Design Awareness”

Sunday, October 7th @ 11:50am

This session will focus on how designers can change (or broaden) their perspectives to bring awareness and change to society. By exploring design examples currently used in retail, manufacturing, technology, etc., it will be possible to understand how design impacts society and educates consumers. Additionally, we’ll examine how inclusive methods assist everyday consumers as well as those with different abilities. Challenging traditional design to incorporate inclusive design and human factors thinking will enable designers to integrate design awareness into their design process.


For the past 10 years, Lisa has taught numerous courses at the undergraduate and graduate level for Arizona State University’s The Design School. As a member of the Visual Communication Design program, Lisa also serves as the AIGA ASU advisor.

Lisa has spent her career educating herself and others about Information Design, Inclusive Design, and Professional Development. She believes in pushing boundaries so that designers do not limit their thinking. Lisa encourages others to design beyond stereotypes and push past their own assumptions in order to create designs that promote accessibility and inclusiveness while remaining relatable to the public.