Cheryl Heller is the founding chair of the first MFA program in Design for Social Innovation at the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan and is president of the design lab CommonWise. She is the recipient of the AIGA Medal for her contributions to the field of design and is a Rockefeller Bellagio Fellow. She is the author of The Intergalactic Design Guide: Harnessing the Creative Potential of Social Design.
A small company in Nairobi, Kenya is succeeding where giant technology companies have failed. It is connecting rural Africa to the internet. The key is a different approach to design.