Jessica Headrick

Jessica Headrick

jheadric@andrew.cmu.edu

My interest in design is understood through an exploration and intervention into the systems that make up our lives. In order to make a meaningful impression on the human component, the design of the system as a whole is crucial. These systems could be anything from a cultural or psychological system, to a branding or service system. Regardless, design is the tool with which I have been able to identify meaningful touch-points, and develop interventions to solve problems. Understanding the human component guides the areas of intervention I choose and the language of my design. This approach to design has been encouraged by my growing up abroad, in China. Exposure to completely foreign organization of culture, interactions, and behavior has inspired a sensitivity to how people navigate the systems of their every day life.