Kristin Hughes

Associate Professor, School of Design, Carnegie Mellon University

Kristin Hughes is an Associate Professor at Carnegie Mellon University's School of Design. Her work is transdisciplinary, place-based. Specifically, it focuses on how community-designed solutions can catalyze social and civic engagement. By employing design research methods that combine critical and creative thinking, her research through design approach helps communities identify factors of motivation and agency while celebrating individual identity and voice. Kristin's rich corpus of community-based projects illustrates the impactful results that occur when all community members are invited to exchange skills and know-how as they make the decisions that will solve vexing problems affecting their communities every day.