Field Reports Meet Minna

Hi, my name is Minna and I work at Sitra with Marco and Bryan. I was not a participant at HDL 2008, so maybe I should introduce myself first… I have worked here at Sitra for almost a year now. I started as our President’s Summer Assistant last spring. After the summer I had the privilege of joining Marco and the rest of the HDL team. Currently I'm working as an assistant on this project and a few others as well.

My design expertise is somewhat limited (except for art classes and I used to work for Marimekko). My education is from the “politics” side of things. I am a student of development studies in the University of Helsinki where I am currently finishing up my master’s thesis. My personal perspective and enthusiasm in this project is on the use of design as a “decision-making tool”. I am especially interested in learning how we can improve lives using design as the primary perspective on issues. On the trip we met up with some interesting people in London, who already gave me some hints for this!