Thursday, Feb 09, 2023 6:30p -

Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Huntington Room
621 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02115

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Massachusetts College of Art and Design kicks off the Spring 2023 Sharp Edges Design Speaker Series with Amy Heymans: DESIGN FOR DIGNITY. The inaugural discussion of the Spring 2023 series focuses on social impact and ethics.

Register here and join MassArt's design community on Thursday, February 9 at 6:30pm EST at the Huntington Studio, MassArt Design and Media Center, 621 Huntington Ave in Boston. This event is free and open to the public, with limited seating!


Amy Heymans is a leader and successful entrepreneur. Before joining United Healthcare as their Chief Design Officer, she co-founded Mad*Pow in 2002 and nurtured its growth into a leading global strategic design consultancy that delivers positive social impact and business outcomes. Mad*Pow was acquired by TechMahindra in 2019 and the business continues to thrive today. Her work empowering human-centered innovation with companies across the health and finance ecosystem has helped improve the experiences they deliver both inside and outside of the organization. She founded Mad*Pow's Health Experience Design Conference in 2011 with the vision of connecting a community to discuss important topics and inspiring motivation in the direction of positive change. The Center for Health Experience Design that Amy founded in 2016 served as a continuation of that objective in forging partnerships between large organizations with shared objectives and crowdsourcing innovation in exciting possibility areas. While at Mad*Pow she launched and hosted the Better Experiences Podcast where she interviewed leaders in design and innovation.

As a speaker, Amy shares her vision globally as a speaker and guest lecturer and she is an assistant professor in Massachusetts College of Art's Masters Program for Design and Innovation Leadership.

Amy was acknowledged as one of Mass High Tech's "Women to Watch", BBJ's “40 Under 40”, MedTech Boston's "40 Under 40", PharmaVoice Magazine's "100 Most Inspiring People" and NHBR's "Outstanding Woman in Business".

Amy is on the board of An Orphan’s Dream, a nonprofit organization offering an oasis for AIDS-orphaned children in Gachoka, Kenya and she serves on the Advisory Council of Ward Infinity, a social innovation program at Johns Hopkins Sibley Memorial Hospital. She is ever curious and is now expanding her horizons through studies in Futures Thinking at the University of Houston.



Interesting Discussions with interesting People

Presented by MassArt's Design Innovation Graduate Program and the Department of Industrial Design

Sharp Edges brings together leading voices in the design world to explore topics at the forefront of the field. Hosted by MassArt professors James Read, Chair of Industrial Design Department and Ben Little, Director of Design Innovation, our first series of speakers will explore ethics, leadership, and ecosystems from design leader perspectives.

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